‘Forest’ C type prints, dimensions variable, 2005-

This project is made up of large format photos of trees, singley amongst the infrastructure of buildings, flyovers and billboards of the city.

I photograph them in series to emphasise the forest for the trees, and the uncanny sense of nature infiltrating the city. This plays with the polarisations of ‘nature/civilisation’ ‘wilderness/city’  to suggest more porous relationships.

The genetic diversity of the plant population of London is greater than that of the surrounding countryside. Species from all over the world inhabit the garden centres, parks and micro climates of the city, flourishing and creating volatile ecosystem of their own. Like a botanical reference book or explorers catalogue of plants, this project records the trees of the city, but makes no attempt to structure them into classifications,  native or  invasive, species or genera.