Since I can remember I’ve always been fascinated with nature, trees, leaves you name it I’ve photographed it in the city and in the heart of the countryside (definitely something to do with my National Trust membership) there’s something so peaceful and naturally beautiful about trees and the V&A curation team have captured this perfectly in their exhibition ‘Into The Woods: Trees in photography’
I’ve been wanting to check this free exhibition out since it was announced but it was only on a work ‘inspiration day’ that I got a chance to.
Into the woods is only a small exhibition after the courtyard with the pond, the shop but before the Speed & Style exhibition. It took me about 45 minutes to go around, pausing to take in each piece and read about the composition, the place and the photographer or artist.
As a trend forecaster I’m always finding inspiration in the everyday for print, pattern and textures to use. From Jesus’ face in leaves to saturated bark tones, there’s lots of shapes and colours to capture your attention, take in and explore.
The V&A is my favourite London museum, it’s a fantastic architectural space, filled with some fantastic art and sculpture and curated in the most non pretentious way possible. It’s so easy to spend an afternoon and get lost amongst the galleries. Which is exactly what I did after staring at all the trees…
Into the woods: Trees In Photography is on at the Victoria & Albert Museum in South Kensington, London (Free Admission) until the 22nd April 2018.