131: James Dooley

James Dooley
The forest disturbed, from a series of the same name

Series Statement
In 2007 we moved from England to a remote area of Sweden, near to the Norwegian border in an active attempt to rid our lives of as much of the nonsense of modern living as we could. However, even in a seeming wilderness the outside world can catch you and in a moment everything is changed. The forests here are old, but they are also a commodity that allows communities to exist. The shock of modern forestry is that something that has taken a century to develop can disappear in a day. Places of incredible atmosphere and beauty where we spend time of a quality that can only be found in wild nature. I realise now that the pictures I have been taking here are a requiem or a reflection on loss in a much wider sense.