Last fall, Nils and I went to Milwaukee. We went on a few different strolls. One walk was early in the morning before we got breakfast. It was peaceful to walk around listening to and feeling the warm, yet brisk air. The sun was just bright enough to create a glow.
I photograph trees - usually not in full, but in parts, because I am most drawn to tree branches. It is in the unique form of each branch that I see the body, life and strength of a tree. There is a deepness in how trees physially create divisions and forks in its boughs.
When I look back at my photos of trees I first notice the abstract nature to my images. But then I begin to see ways in which the tree is communicating the structure of its individual self.
Photography by Jes Reyes
A set of branches
I have always been a bit interested in photographing windows, particularly capturing them from the inside. This interest became more of an obsession of mine while I was at Drottingholm Palace, a royal residence in Sweden. It was the glowing windows that compelled me to create this set of photos. The glow found me.
The photo of me below wasn't taken at Drottingholm, but in the adorable flat my family lived in while we were in Stockholm. It too had amazing windows that I found myself drawn to.