Lungs of the City is a visual exploration of the remarkable ways in which trees persist in the urban environment.
My aim was to capture the enduring spirit of these natural sentinels and highlight their crucial role as the life-giving lungs of our urban landscapes.
Pinhole photography, with its extended exposure times and unique distortions, allows me to capture the interaction between trees and their urban surroundings in a distinct and evocative manner. Each image becomes a dialogue between the stoic presence of the trees and the imposing structures that encircle them, representing the struggle for survival amidst the relentless expansion of the concrete jungle. The images act as reminders of the delicate balance we must strike between our urban aspirations and our responsibility to nature. They offer a glimpse into the potential for harmonious coexistence, where concrete and greenery can intermingle, nurturing both human and natural life.
I invite you to pause, reflect, and reconnect with the intrinsic value of trees in the urban fabric. I offer an opportunity to consider the importance of preserving and cherishing the natural world amidst the built environment and hope the images serve to engender respect via their visual testament to the enduring power and resilience of trees.
'Nature itself is the best physician' Hippocrates.