Into the Quiet

Sam Pelly has been working as a photographer since finishing his studies at the London College of Printing in 2000. He has photographed weddings for the Royal Family, received architectural commissions in the Middle East and has had work featured in numerous publications including as Vogue & Tatler.

His documentary work has seen him travel from the Gorbals in Glasgow to the shadows of Everest & the hospitals of Moscow. More recently he was commissioned to cover the singer James Blunt’s sell-out tour of America.

However it is for his personal projects that this young photographer is gaining much recognition and acclaim. Further to his highly successful solo show ‘Broken Hearts’ in 2005, Into the Quiet, his second solo show, is a collection of hauntingly beautiful photographs exploring the mysterious world of the forest.

Anyone who knows Sam will know that he likes nothing more than to escape the hustle and noise of the city and immerse himself in the quiet and majesty of a great forest where he remains for days, completely uncontactable from the world outside.

This body of work characterises the internally epic proportions and mystery that the artist feels, when alone and still, surrounded by the unrivalled beauty and immensity of nature and her trees.

"Like the human portraits I capture, trees have a character all of their own. They are solitary or weak, strong or proud. They entwine and mingle or stand alone. Trees are the subconscious of the landscape, they hold ideas as to how we might rescue our lives."

 

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