Thursday, July 25, 2024

A Forthcoming Book Turns a New Leaf On Remarkable Photographs of Trees From Around the World

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A windblown tree standing between two garage doors in front of a white building.

Photo by Marc Alcock. All images © the photographers and Hoxton Mini Press, shared with permission

For centuries, a lone tree grew in a gully known as Sycamore Gap along Hadrian’s Wall in Northumberland, one of England’s most beloved landmarks. Last week, an act of vandalism reduced the stalwart icon to a stump, generating shock and sadness for its loss. While the National Trust works to protect the remains to see if it can regrow, the story sheds a light on trees’ vulnerability while at the same time standing as emblems of strength and resiliency.

It is timely, then, that Looking At Trees, a forthcoming book compiled with an introduction by artist Sophie Howarth, encourages us to reconnect with our natural surroundings. Images by more than two dozen contemporary photographers, including Beth Moon, Marc Alcock, and Myoung Ho Lee, explore a range of different species, ecosystems, and landscapes. From enigmatic plantations to lofty dwellings, the volume explores the diverse ways in which the woody plants are an important part of our daily lives, even if sometimes we have to remember to notice them.

Pre-order your copy on Hoxton Mini Press’s website, and if you’re in the mood for even more trees, you might also enjoy Neil Burnell’s photographs of moss-draped forests.

A black-and-white photo of a grove of trees.

Photo by Paul Hart

A lone palm tree standing above a suburban area.

Photo by Robert Voit

A tree on a mountainside during the golden hour.

Photo by Nicholas J R White

A tree with the words

Photo by Marc Wendelski

A palm tree in the desert.

Photo by M’hammed Kilito

A treehouse.

Photo by David Spero

A black-and-white photo of a large conifer in the middle of a town.

Photo by Daniel Ballesteros

A forest during the golden hour.

Photo by Alexandre Miguel Maia

Mossy tree limbs.

Photo by Anna Beeke

The cover of the book 'Looking At Trees.'

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