woodland – light studies
The photo artist Susanne Wehr, resident in Berlin, is presenting a selection of her recent landscape photographs. These show views of German forests as well as exotic woodlands in Colombia and Cuba in both black-and-white and colour. Susanne Wehr has captured atmospheric impressions of primitive mixed forests and industrialised monocultures with the camera lens. The wooded scenes presented come across like works of light art which reveal the interplay between light and shadow that is ubiquitous in the forest.
Forests as a theme have accompanied Susanne Wehr for many years, and the photographs were not conceptually devised as a series in the sense of classic documentary photography, but rather emerged within a context that was temporally and spatially broad. They draw attention to the way that light, structures or unobserved details emerge to create the visual backdrop of the forest scene: for example, groups of tree trunks without either roots or treetop out of which single branches protrude, twisted into forms reminiscent of letters of the alphabet. The poetic, mystical atmosphere that emanates from the photographs is hardly surprising, as trees are ultimately among the oldest living organisms on our planet. Manuela Lintl
This gallery shows single photos from different series.