The Life and Love of Trees Photo Slideshow
Extraordinary images from some of the world's leading nature photographers.
O, The Oprah Magazine | From the November 2009 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine
Photographer: Richard Mack
This award-winning image is called "Tree Cathedral" by its photographer for good reason. Shot on a tree farm in California, United States, it shows a plantation of hybridized fast-growth poplar trees, and makes a powerful connection with gothic architecture. In doing so, it reminds us that trees and architecture have always been joined and not just through timber as a building material. Trees as structural inspiration have been there from classical antiquity through to the steel "trees" that hold up many contemporary airport terminals.
From The Life & Love of Trees by Lewis Blackwell. Image © Richard Mack
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