An image from The Etching Series - the Wistow Trees Collection.
Images in The Etching Series form part of my ongoing 'painting by camera' concept, which I first described here in December 2011 -
'Painting by camera' is my term for many of the images that I create,
combining my vision of an image, playing with light and using the camera
as both the canvas and the brushes, where the final image is created in camera
as much as possible.'
The Etching Series develops the concept further by adding manipulation in order to combine the initial capture with the concept I had on the day, of clean, sharply detailed monochrome forms.
The rich heritage and symbolism of trees is an integral part of timeless cultures and mythologies. I also support the need for rural and environmental protection as essential to the human spirit. I leave this post with the quotation below.
'Only when the last tree has died and the last river been poisoned and the last fish been caught will we realise that we cannot eat money,' (Cree Native American proverb).