Traum: the German word for dream
Trauma: the Greek word for wound
Despite its subject-matter this series was not directly inspired by the present pandemic, although it does reflect the mood of the times. Influenced by Arnold Böcklin’s painting, Isle of the Dead, 1880, the images show gloomy but picturesque trees in Victorian cemeteries. The photographs have been printed down to darken the atmosphere and make the trees appear as portals.