About the Book
The images in this book are the result of an exchange between a documentary photographer (Christopher Tribble) and an environmentalist (Simon Stainer). The set of portraits is intended to encourage readers to look anew at the trees in the landscapes around us. The commentary introduces a new narrative in relation to presence and absence, and how these often isolated survivors manage to persist in these landscapes. This account will encourage the reader to reflect both on how the trees and we ourselves relate to our contexts, and also to reconsider our understanding of representations of these natural/unnatural landscapes.