Beth Moon has done it again folks, remember this article where she spent over a decade photographing the world’s oldest trees? well, now she wants to do it again but with an extra edge. the stars of the night. Moon spent a huge amount of time researching to find the perfect trees in Southern Africa, South Africa, Botswana, and Namibia. She followed a guide for hours across unmarked terrain until she found the perfect location where there are nothing and no other person for miles, she then marked the exact spot with rocks so she could find the exact spot she wanted when she comes back at night using only a flash light.
You can imagine that against the starlit sky the ancient trees look like something out of a fairytail. There is a peace surrounding these trees that adds a magical quality to the pictures, When creating this series Moon stayed with the trees for hours at a time to witness first hand the secret connection that the trees have with the sky above ” Our relationship to the wild has always played an important role in my work. This series was inspired by two fascinating, scientific studies that connect tree growth with celestial movement and astral cycles ” Moon called this project ” Dimond Nights ” and considering the role stars play in this series , it is very fitting. Visit Beth Moon site here