Dear Dead Tree

In the early days of my photography I had a tree which I always captured when I started my walks. It was an old crooked oak tree in the middle of a (corn) field. I even made a book about it with Canadian friend Daniel Berman. It was so great that I could have this subject and work around it, it learned me a lot about composition and working with light.. until a summer storm came and blew the tree down.

I loved to photograph the tree and show that every place has it’s beauty changing on light, weather and season

I haven’t found an object like it after this. I’d like to find a similar tree to capture it in different seasons. Same point of view, different elements.

 

There is this tree though.. a dead tree in “De Kampina” the natural reserve I love to wander in. Although it doesn’t change during seasons, it doesn’t lose it’s leaves or come to life every spring I find it very interesting to capture. The crooked branches and the environment surrounding it inspires me. The start of a new serie of images?


ALL IMAGES TAKEN WITH THE FUJIFILM X-T1 + FUJINON 35MM F/1.4 & 14MM F/2.8