About Peter Pullan
Trees are beautiful creatures, their infinite variety of forms enticing me to capture them photographically. The twists and turns of their trunks and branches make for stunning images, especially at the beginning and end of the day when soft light washes over them, producing variations in tone across their mounds and crevices. Sometimes human or other animal images are suggested by their anatomy. On occasion this occurs at a subconscious level when these more abstract sculptural images remind me of the works of sculptors like Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth.The additional attraction of variation in hues in the bark of trees, particularly when viewed at a macro level, can lead to images that have an other-worldly appearance. I feel that the abstract images thus composed are similar to the aerial abstract images many photographers today capture by aircraft or drone. It is the tremendous variation in form, contrast and hue seen in the trunks, branches and bark of trees that excite me and enable me to drift off into another world of meditation when capturing and then developing images of them in the digital darkroom.