I took these photos during a weekend spent at F’s house in the mountains. Purposely underexposed (perhaps a little too much…), I wanted to enhance the high contrast between summer light and shadows.
Before leaving to the mountains I was searching for some inspiration around which building something photo essay-ish, because I am not a big fan of mountains so whenever I go there I tend to stay stuck at home all the time (very stupid, I know).
As I usually do when I need some input to make my creative juices flow, I rely on the Maestri as a starting point to initiate a project, and that’s exactly what I did with the (obviously unreachable) work of Ansel Adams and his beautiful trees.
It turned out to be both an entertaining and challenging exercise on looking at something familiar in a different way, doing my best to portray “my” trees in an interesting way choosing the element light + shadow as a common “keyword” among all photos.