lost souls
Richard Avedon once said that he couldn't photograph trees, that he needs to talk to the model. "What should I tell a tree, "Smile!" ?
Michael Kenna on the other hand "talked" to every tree that spoke to him.
Constantin Brâncuși materialized the essence of things.
In this project, I captured "the lost souls" of old trees, misfitted near other trees. As I walked, when something drew my attention and made me stop and stare, became a subject. 
Even though my main work is made with digital equipment, for this project I used a 1960' Rolleiflex and 120 black and white film, as I believed that this medium resonated better with the subject. Shooting film, developing your own rolls, makes the whole process more personal, more intimate. 

© Stefan Neagu 2010-2020