M Y S T I C A L I I
A mossy labyrinth of gnarled roots and twisted branches. Was I in Dagobah,
a film set from ‘The Empire Strikes Back’? I can’t be. This magical place was
Wistman’s Wood. Little was I to know the lasting impression this would leave
me with as a young lad, as I find myself re-imagining how I felt, and how I could
spread this awe and wonder through my passion for photography.
This hidden gem in the Dartmoor National Park has been fabulously challenging
to capture, with four years of steely resolve to achieve images I can be proud
of, images that convey the Mystical feeling of Wistman’s.
Trading heavy fog, with light conditions at the crisp first hour of dawn and the
softer last hour of dusk, taught me to respect mother nature. Be patient, and I
would find the magic. Or was the magic finding me? I still don’t know.
‘Mystical’ is a glimpse into how an area of such beauty has defined me as a
photographer, representing my strongest and most rewarding experience so
far. A photographic and spiritual journey through the eerie and timeless woods
that nestle in the granite arms of Dartmoor National Park.
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MYSTICAL I I
Mystical has been an ongoing photographic project from Wistman's Wood over the last 8 years. This series takes a look at the fairytale-like atmosphere created by the thick fog, gnarled trees, and moss-covered stones of Wistman's Wood in Dartmoor, Devon, England.
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