This was a simple shoot over in a local corner where a tangle of willow gathers on the edge of a meadow and dips into a ditch. The landscape is boggy and damp at all times of the year so the growth is lush and much beloved by midges.
Deer frequent the nearby glade and have a shortcut through the tangle and up the slope into open country. Today I was simply chasing down the feeling of the place with no real thought as to the outcome. I suppose I could call it a practise session, a reconnection attempt as I ease myself back into my creative self.
Chaotic woodlands have a real pull on me and this tiny scrap of secretive greens helps satisfy that draw. I also put together a short (less than 3 minutes) film using footage captured of the place.
As darkness fell the shadows closed in and the whole area felt edgy. Night time in this place is quite an experience and I hope this video captures my emotions as I hunker down in hiding.
This gallery of images is a fair representation of the shots I took and one day I will format them into a book, accompanied by images from previous and subsequent visits.