The sequence of Ecstatic Nature interweaves scenes of everyday life, captured in their simple magic by Tim Barber’s attentive eye, with bucolic visions of forests, lakes and tree foliage.
In these romantic and contemporary visions, the present is intertwined with the past (symbolised by the use of cyanotypes, a reference to early botanical photography), nature and modernity alternate in a gentle and slightly nostalgic dialogue.
The cyanotype process emphasizes how when an image is simplified, it can reveal itself, be more emotionally resonant, truer to form (…). Photographs are like rubbings of three-dimen- sional reality, translations of impressions. – Tim Barber