Arboreal Dreams

As a young child growing up in Maine the forest was my back garden. I would leave my house early in the morning and wander the forest all day.   For me the natural world is a second life, a fantasy land of purity and calm that I escape to when the violence of our concrete city gets too much for me. 

In Arboreal Dreams I want to convey the powerful feelings that I get when I wander through a forest, as well as drawing in that fantasy element into my work. The images are developed through a dual film process which I have evolved in order to get a sense of 'hyper reality'.

I feel an attachment to the artistic tradition of reverence for natural beauty and reverence for the technical skill of the artist. The rejection of beauty and skill in much of modern photography makes me return with stronger conviction to my beliefs.