Pine bark patterns Canning River Regional Park Perth. There is an old pine tree I frequently pass which wears the scars of bush fires it has survived thus far. I say ‘thus far’ because pine trees are not native to the region and where it is situated it is surrounded by highly flammable eucalypts and bush land. But every time I pass it my eye is caught by its patterns of soft tones and flaky shapes against a charred grey background. So tonight I decided to make a few close up images of the pine bark patterns using my nokia lumia 1020 which I had on hand.
I go for long walks in the bush or along the coast with my wooden field camera, a few sheets of film, a tripod and sometimes a tent and food. I like to take my time to absorb the environment, to rediscover and to reconnect. My direct involvement with the materials and techniques for making an expressive photographic print is of importance to me. I continue to develop my own films and hand print all my black and white silver gelatin prints in my darkroom. read more
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