I Document A Solitary Broccoli Tree Throughout The Seasons And Capture Stories That Unfold Around It
On my way to work I pass and often take a couple of photos of this tree by the southern shore of Lake Vättern in Sweden and publish on it’s own Instagram account, that I created. I love the space above the tree as much as the tree, and for me, this is essential – it’s not just about the tree. I’ve found my own way to photograph it and I am fascinated by how many things that actually could differ between one time to another if I just pay attention to the little details as well as the big scene.
The tree is the protagonist, but rather a passive one, letting the plot unfold around it. Each photo contains a story of its own. It’s all in the details and very often with a humorous twist. Just ”beautiful” would bore me to death.
Most people passing by when I’m shooting don’t have a clue what I’m doing, being all caught up with the beautiful view of the lake. And a beach with trees on it. But this is my way of forcing the beholder to see what I see. It’s all about framing and what randomly takes place when I’m there. Sometimes it’s the most beautiful sky, sometimes it’s a couple in their nineties taking a walk, sometimes it’s birds, or stars, or just so so grey and dull. But it’s almost never about the tree itself.
More info: thebroccolitree.com
November 1, 2013
May 1, 2014. Tree Walks!!
May 8, 2014
June 22, 2014
Mid Summer Special!
August 28, 2014
September 16, 2014. Night Broccoli Became Parsley…
Actually – this photo of blurry night with stars of the broccoli tree turned out to be – parsley…??
October 9, 2014
October 20, 2014. The Movie
November 28, 2014. Night Ravens
December 9, 2014
December 13, 2014. Night Broccoli With Big Dipper, Tree Lit Up By Flashlight
December 26, 2014
December 28, 2014. Winter Seagulls
January 4, 2015
January 19, 2015
February 4, 2015. Ice Ice Baby
February 10, 2015
March 17, 2015
June 6, 2015
Swedish Yellow/Blue Colored National Day Special
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