West Blean Wood

18 Sep 20131 Oct 2013

Trevor Crone

Silver Gelatine Prints (black and white darkroom produced)

West Blean wood is one of Kent's largest woodlands which Trevor has been photographing from 2009 to 2012.

I photograph the forest not for any political reason, or to seek ‘traditional beauty’, but to try and understand natures chaos and through viewpoint organise it into a form of design as we understand it.

Although the forest is managed there are extensive areas that are left undisturbed for long periods of time. When areas are cleared of trees and accompanying undergrowth, detritus is left that creates a chaotic and somewhat random landscape. For me this ‘chance’ landscape can be quite beautiful and through camera viewpoint some form of design can be found amongst this chaos. The universe may be inherently chaotic in nature but we have the ability to design, organise and arrange, however even chaos itself holds a kind of eclectic beauty and is worthy of our attention."

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