London Plane Tree Study
‘The London Plane Tree Study’ is a collection of imagery shot in New York city. These images are shot with a 90mm macro lens exposing the highly textured unique details of this beautiful tree. The images are printed on heavy watercolor paper (somerset velvet). The first step of the process is the ‘hyper sharpening’ stage where the black color in the image gets enhanced with black acrylics. Once the hyper sharpening is complete, clear matte and gloss acrylics are applied to bring the visual texture off the paper and add a three dimensional effect. Finally Hopeton pulls abstract imagery from the photographs and outlines them lightly in metallic colors (gold, bronze, silver) to help identify said imagery.
This series is made to help awaken the viewer to the beauty that is present around us that we often miss. The evolution of this series is self framed, floating with wood dowels and uses the ‘shou sugi ban’ technique on the exterior of the frame.