Gold and Silver

jo stephen photography woodland

These images were created in response to my frequent walks alone in the local landscape. Often this time in nature, especially in the company of trees, evokes memories the fairy tales of my childhood, or the verses of favourite poets such as Blake and Yeats, whose words echo from my teenage years. This series also draws on the rich, vibrant colours of my years in India. The woods are a place of folklore, history and feelings of connection. I still escape the human world into old guilded, leather bound fairy-tale books illustrated by Dulac, Rackham and Heath Robbinson and the myths of the peoples that walked this land before words were written. This ongoing series of work, using multiple exposures, metal leaf, and textures from landscape and in some cases the faity tale books from my childhood explores my connection to the landscape and the other than human beings that I share it with.