These photographs of trees are made from carbon dust from the trees themselves. The images explore an organic cycle using a traditional process, hence 'Carbon to Carbon'. 8 x10 inch negatives were made to produce these prints. The blacks within each print were produced with a formula of Indian ink and ground charcoal.
These 'photo-charcoal prints', as I like to call them, encapsulate the beauty and vulnerability of our forests as I see them. The unpredictability of carbon dust embedded in each print has created a unique tonal scale that I can never repeat. This, perhaps, makes each print as individual and fragile as the woodland that I have chosen to photograph.