Time with nature provides an endless source of inspiration. It’s almost as if nature is a reflection of ourselves, she is our teacher. She shares our struggles and changing moods. She grows, breathes and adapts to the changes around her. She speaks directly to our souls if we take the time to listen.
These two images, Daydream and The Longer I Stand were both moments where I came to a realisation. While the concept wasn’t quite new, they were moments where I realised I was photographing ideas, thoughts and emotions rather than simply capturing the places I found inspiring. They were moments that brought me full circle, back to the experiences I’d had years before exploring the landscape. They made me realise that capturing the experience of nature, capturing the effects and a love of nature was a completely different concept to simply making pictures of the places I visited, as I used to do on those early explorations. In a way, these pictures bring me closer to my childhood memories of those far away and seemingly untouched lands.
Each year I’ve made a new image of these wonderful chestnut trees as the branches find themselves nearly bare. Each image has a different colour palette which is inspired by the light and colour on the day.