Dying Breaths

Dying Breaths

Tree #10 (37° 17′ 27.917” N, 80° 24′ 22.471″ W)

Dying Breaths compares stark impressions of the remains of felled trees with transcriptions of breath as it crystalizes on the glass of a flatbed scanner. The photographs were made over two winters in a remote forest. In absolute darkness, the light expelled from the scanner preserved these traces of life and death in intricate detail before quickly falling off, out of focus, and into a sublime void of blackness.

Dying Breaths

Dying Breaths

Breath #8 (6:38:56 AM, January 22, 2014)

Dying Breaths compares stark impressions of the remains of felled trees with transcriptions of breath as it crystalizes on the glass of a flatbed scanner. The photographs were made over two winters in a remote forest. In absolute darkness, the light expelled from the scanner preserved these traces of life and death in intricate detail before quickly falling off, out of focus, and into a sublime void of blackness.

Dying Breaths

Dying Breaths

Tree #2 (37° 17′ 28.691 N, 80° 24′ 22.939” W)

Dying Breaths compares stark impressions of the remains of felled trees with transcriptions of breath as it crystalizes on the glass of a flatbed scanner. The photographs were made over two winters in a remote forest. In absolute darkness, the light expelled from the scanner preserved these traces of life and death in intricate detail before quickly falling off, out of focus, and into a sublime void of blackness.

Dying Breaths

Dying Breaths

Breath #5 (7:03:45 PM, January 7, 2014)

Dying Breaths compares stark impressions of the remains of felled trees with transcriptions of breath as it crystalizes on the glass of a flatbed scanner. The photographs were made over two winters in a remote forest. In absolute darkness, the light expelled from the scanner preserved these traces of life and death in intricate detail before quickly falling off, out of focus, and into a sublime void of blackness.

Dying Breaths

Dying Breaths

Tree #18 (37° 17′ 28.381″ N, 80° 24′ 20.628″ W)

Dying Breaths compares stark impressions of the remains of felled trees with transcriptions of breath as it crystalizes on the glass of a flatbed scanner. The photographs were made over two winters in a remote forest. In absolute darkness, the light expelled from the scanner preserved these traces of life and death in intricate detail before quickly falling off, out of focus, and into a sublime void of blackness.

Dying Breaths

Dying Breaths

Breath #9 (9:41:04 PM, January 22, 2014)

Dying Breaths compares stark impressions of the remains of felled trees with transcriptions of breath as it crystalizes on the glass of a flatbed scanner. The photographs were made over two winters in a remote forest. In absolute darkness, the light expelled from the scanner preserved these traces of life and death in intricate detail before quickly falling off, out of focus, and into a sublime void of blackness.

Dying Breaths

Dying Breaths

Tree #14 (37° 17′ 20.091” Nn, 80° 24′ 22.453” W)

Dying Breaths compares stark impressions of the remains of felled trees with transcriptions of breath as it crystalizes on the glass of a flatbed scanner. The photographs were made over two winters in a remote forest. In absolute darkness, the light expelled from the scanner preserved these traces of life and death in intricate detail before quickly falling off, out of focus, and into a sublime void of blackness.

Dying Breaths

Dying Breaths

Breath #14 (8:34:57 PM, November 21, 2014)

Dying Breaths compares stark impressions of the remains of felled trees with transcriptions of breath as it crystalizes on the glass of a flatbed scanner. The photographs were made over two winters in a remote forest. In absolute darkness, the light expelled from the scanner preserved these traces of life and death in intricate detail before quickly falling off, out of focus, and into a sublime void of blackness.