Floodplain

(in progress)

A long time already forests have been of great interest to artists.

Forests were depicted as mythical places and ornamental parts of pictorial biblical scenes. They were painted as heroic landscapes, idylls and leisurely spots. Forests were the dark, the threatening. They were places of danger, lure and inspiration.

The floodplain close to my home inspires me to take photographs.

Each season elicits new mysteries from the floodplain. Every time of the day brings out new light and different shadows. Wind whirls the leaves through the air and bends the smaller trunks. Trees, branches, shrubs and plants form an almost countless variety of shapes, tinctures and compositions.

And every flood changes the landscape altogether.