on Jagger Rd, Waitpinga

This photography a roadside tree  on Jagger Rd in Waitpinga is  from the archives. It was made whilst I was on a poodlewalk, or more accurately, I'd scoped the tree  whilst walking with the poodles in the afternoon, and I came back  latter to photograph it with the 5x4 Linhof Technika IV. 

I was interested in  photographing the roadside vegetation at that stage, as  this vegetation  was part of the remnants of the native bush in the predominantly agricultural  landscapes.   I'd noticed  that the roadside vegetation was slowly disappearing.

3 trunks

This scene is on  a part of the Heysen Trail in Waitpinga. I often walk along this section on a poodlewalk  as it is a strip of bush between farmland. 

I thought that working on this tree project that was working towards a photobook  was a waste of time. Then I came across the Melbourne Photobook collective  and William Stewart's On the Making of Trees-- which is an article about the process of making a photobook based on him  photographing trees over a number of  years.