My relationship with trees has always been very special, since I was a child. Yes, I am one of those people who hug trees. They represent a lot to me, especially they "anchor" me in my love for land and nature. I can not imagine a world without trees and forests, and indeed without them life on earth would not exist as we know it. I am of those to whom it really hurts when I hear that there has been a fire in a forest, and those involved whenever I can as a volunteer in reforestations.
For all these reasons, my photographs of trees may be too personal. Many of them were made very early in my dedication to photography, and are very spontaneous. This collection of photos does not intend to be a treatise on botany, and indeed in many of them, in their captions the species are not mentioned, although I have indicated them wherever possible. They rather try to reflect my moods and feelings when I am in a forest or in presence of a tree or large shrub.
Although some people may think that pictures of trees can not give much play, they really offer endless composition possibilities and numerous original ways to approach them. I sincerely believe that some of my photographs give evidence of this. But I am not the one to judge. Come and see ...