B.G.Hooke

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Dead Maple
Westfield River
The Quarry Wall
In the Crotch of an Oak Tree
Spring Forest
Roots
In Cliff
Sanctuary
Cliff (Emerging)
At the Base of the Cliff by the River
Light and Dark
Mud Cracks Left by a Flood
Alcove I
Alcove
Alcove III
Lava Field
Still River
Westfield River II
Chasm
Fjord
River Stone
Waterfall
Waves
Passage
Hemlocks
Shadows
Where Do I Belong?
Rain
Looking up Through Hole in Ice

Artist’s Statement: Immersion Project

What does it mean to physically immerse my body in nature and what can I learn from doing so?

What does it mean to return to nature?

Is it even possible?

Or desirable?

Most nature photographers stay safely behind the camera, observing nature from the “outside” and inviting us to do the same. By stepping in front of the lens I place my body in a direct dialog with nature. Alone, small and naked in the landscape I seek my place — if I have a place — in the natural world. But I found that this physical relationship cannot be separated from the mental frames of reference I bring to the conversation.