I want nature to be big. I want it to be a wild and boundless world to dream of and explore. But I have come to accept that today it is fractured and scattered about the planet in pieces. Yet even in those fragmented spaces, there are small places for discovery and finding solitude in the new wilderness. There are overlooked microcosms all around – by roadsides and in weedy cracks of pavement, and hidden under the reflections on waters’ surface. As I seek out and probe into these areas of the natural world I find inspiration for my photographic work. Moving slowly and deliberately with my camera, I look for nature’s gesture amid the chaos and create art that reflects my experience in the sensual world.




© Jonathan Bird

'Old County Road, Truro'