Artificial Tree Stands

Dutch photographer Gerco de Ruijter has taken a series of photographs of tree nurseries and grid forests in the Netherlands using a camera mounted on a fishing rod. They are both hard to recognize and unlike aerial photographs. I like this one, but most of them have a very different sense, exploiting the wide angle of the lens and shadows thrown by the trees.

“On top of this rod is a 2.5″ x 2.5″ camera with a wide-angle lens. A self-timer is adjusted to give me enough time to telescope the rod and manoeuver the camera above the subject. The frame of the image begins in front of my own shoes and measures roughly 30′ x 30′.”

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