THE FOREST FOR
SOUTH AFRICAN PHOTOGRAPHER GARTH MEYER’S
LARGE-FORMAT PHOTOGRAPHS OF PRIMARY FORESTS
IN AFRICA AND SOUTHEAST ASIA ARE A STUNNING
DOCUMENT OF DISAPPEARING NATURAL BEAUTY.
BY CONOR RISCH
“I LIKE BEAUTIFUL melodies telling me terrible things,” musician Tom Waits has
said. The method of wrapping a difficult truth in an esthetically pleasing package
is one contemporary photographers should appreciate. Many of them use a version of this strategy to draw viewers into stories on challenging subjects, encouraging them to ask, “That’s beautiful, what is it?”
Fortunately, Some Things Never Change
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All Photos © GArth Meyer
Garth Meyer began photographing forests because he was looking for an appropriate
subject to shoot with his custon-built, large-format camera.