1 022 306
These two trees have always looked like they had a relationship of some sort. I have known them my entire life and they seem to belong together. I took this picture in the spring, with little white flowers showing in the background on the right. It was also the last time these two trees looked so interactive, because the trees in the background has lost all its large branches and it looks amputated now. It won't be long before it will not be there anymore. The birch in the background has also vanished. These majestic trees from bygone days are struggling to survive and it breaks my heart. They feel like they are part of my family, they have seen my ancestors pass by on numerous occasions. They are the ones that are calling me to tell their stories, or rather to tell my story about them. To share the magic of these magnificent manifestations of life. I don't think I love anything more that these old trees, with their intricate branches stretching out seeking the light, with the scars of time on their barks and their crowns of leaves. I will keep photographing them for my project about trees that belong to my personal history. Just because showing their beauty might install in others an urge to protect them
This artworks is offered by Ellen Borggreve
Ellen Borggreve is a landscape photographer and author of Woodscapes and Praxisbuch Wälder fotografieren, among others. She was born and raised in the woods of the Veluwe where her love for trees originated. Besides forests she also likes to photograph Dutch coastal scenes.
The focus is on tranquil scenes that seem to lie outside everyday reality, without people in the picture, with subjects that are about to disappear often being the subject. The fleeting patterns in the sand, but especially old forest giants that are disappearing at breakneck speed due to climate change.
Ellen is an awarded photographer at 1x and was named one of the world's best landscape photographers by Photoblog in 2019. Her work has been published in books, Nature Photography Magazine, Focus, Landscape Photography Magazine, On Landscape and many other publications. She shares her knowledge gained during her long career as a soft sculpture artist and designer combined with over 40 years of experience in photography in the many articles she writes for Landscape Photography Magazine and also her own blog. She also enjoys teaching where she puts the individual vision of photographers first.
Get a 10% discount
Valid until 1 day and 12 hours !