Bark: An Intimate Look at the World’s Trees
Monday, May 15, 2017
By Brian Pickings
French photographer Cedric Pollet travels the world to document the most beautiful tree barks in a project that is part stunning art photography, part implicit manifesto for biodiversity.
Tree bark may not sound like the most exciting or relatable of subjects but, in fact, it is both. Not only do we come in contact with it constantly in our daily lives, from cinnamon to cork to chewing gum to rubber, but it’s also a hauntingly beautiful, textured piece of living matter that looks like the skin of some magnificent mythical dragon. French photographer Cedric Pollet travels the world to capture this beauty and has documented it in his gorgeous new book, Bark: An Intimate Look at the World’s Trees (public library).
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