Paul Hart, Cocoon
Paul Hart, Cocoon, 2008
8 x 10"
Signed silver gelatin
Edition of 50
Paul Hart (b.1961) is a British photographer whose work explores our relationship with the landscape, in both a humanistic and socio-historical sense. His series concentrate on a specific region’s monoculture, where Hart photographs intensively over a number of years.
In the Truncated series, the photographs were taken in the pine forests of the Peak District National Park in Derbyshire and Hart examines the relationship between the green and naked land and those places that have marks of man’s intrusion. Hart also gives an anthropomorphic quality to the trees so that is photographs become strangely figurative and psychological portraits.
The central part of Hart’s work takes place in his darkroom where through a slow and complex analogue printing process he creates exquisite handcrafted silver gelatin photographs.
Paul Hart has received numerous accolades and awards and has been exhibited and collected internationally.