Reminiscent of the new visions of photography that took place between the wars at a time when photographic theorists were still deciding on the parameters of the mediums’ early intentions. Aleksandr Rodchenko photographed the canopy of a pine tree in 1927 to avoid traditional landscapes through tilted horizons, fragmentary close-ups and abstracted forms, perhaps to reflect a reordering of society in his native Russia.

 

This series endeavours to investigate aspects of this premise to ‘make the ordinary, extra ordinary’ focussing on the canopy once again in order to reflect on society and time itself. The camera looks up into this habitat, a place of refuge for many species (until we interfere) and a sanctuary for ourselves on rainy days to a timeless spectacle, a site where annual changes take place measuring time until ‘the next time,’ when the rain clears or until the next war.