Life & Love of Trees is a book inspired by the imaginings and possibilities offered by trees as opposed to factual observations. It concerns itself more with how we see trees rather than detailing what we see. It collates the work of many photographers, writers and thinkers who have taken their inspiration from the humble tree.
Lewis Blackwell writes that trees, the ultimate survivalists, live in harmony with their surroundings and can be found in vast extremes of nature, from the Arctic Circle to the toughest deserts. They have been around since before the current manifestation of humans existed and will no doubt be around long after we’re gone.
One decent-sized tree generates enough oxygen to support a family of four. This may go some way to explaining why trees are now recognised in popular culture as a vital and threatened element at the heart of the living world and are seen as potential saviours of our planet.
About the Author
Lewis Blackwell has worked as a leading author, editor, and creative director in photography, winning international recognition for his talks, exhibitions, and books. Blackwell is the author of the bestselling The Life & Love of Trees, The Life & Love of Cats, The Life & Love of Dogs, and Rainforest. He was for many years the creative head of Getty Images, the world’s largest photographic agency, and prior to that was editor in chief and publisher of Creative Review magazine. He now combines his work in the photographic industry with pro bono work in environmental areas.