There is something innately captivating coupled with a walk in the woods. It brings us back to our roots. To a time before clanking automobiles, noxious fumes, buzzing phones and endless distraction. Trees are the guardians of wilderness and time; protectors and elicitors of the wild things both external and internal to us.
It is an existentially significant experience to stand alongside a thousand year old tree, run your hands along its scarred bark and wonder at the generations of wildlife it has seen come and pass, the wars, the floods and other earth-shaping moments it has stood through. These trees grow in communities that have outlasted man’s longest-standing civilizations. Indeed, forests are powerful landscapes, landscapes difficult to photograph well and even harder to photograph truthfully.
Janek Sedlar, a photographer from the Czech Republic, is mastering the power of this photography. From foggy fall mornings to bright summer days, Sedlar’s meditative images elicit the awe and inspiration generated by time in the woods.
Check out 20 of Sedlar’s images compiled here.
Sedlar’s Website here.
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