You’ve heard how important it is to change your perspective from time to time, and these photos prove why it’s still a good idea to do so.
I remember spending time in Germany with some amazing and friendly people during a Workaway adventure in Eiserfey. One of those splendid folks was an Australian guitar player/singer, aptly dubbed, “The Bard.” The Bard had a way of taking photos of the forests like I’d never seen before: his perspective shots remind me a lot of the ones I will be showing you today.
I’ll never forget how those photos taught me about changing my viewpoint, and hopefully these incredible images below will do the same for you as The Bard did for me, all those years ago in Eiserfey.
Italian photographer Manuelo Bececco uses a unique technique and captures stunning photos of the world above him.
“Bececco’s beginnings in nature photography were more conventional as he documented landscapes and mountains. Over time, he started experimenting with different styles and realized that turning the camera up when inside a forest can reward him with breathtaking shots,” says PlayJunkie.
“In the middle of the woods, I seem to see everything in my own way—giant trees or branches that form barriers, irises of the eyes,” Bececco said. “These are things that I only see in my mind and that I can sometimes turn into photographs.”
Take a look at these beautiful photographs below, and next time you walk into a forest, remember to look up.
“I feel a great regard for trees; they represent age and beauty and the miracles of life and growth.” ― Louise Dickinson Rich
“Love is like a tree, it grows of its own accord, it puts down deep roots into our whole being.”― Victor Hugo
“Trees are as close to immortality as the rest of us ever come.” ― Karen Joy Fowler
“In a forest of a hundred thousand trees, no two leaves are alike. And no two journeys along the same path are alike.” ― Paulo Coelho
“All our wisdom is stored in the trees.” ― Santosh Kalwar
“Trees are poems that the earth writes upon the sky.” ― Kahlil Gibran
“Whoever has learned how to listen to trees no longer wants to be a tree. He wants to be nothing except what he is. That is home. That is happiness.” ― Herman Hesse
“Between every two pines is a doorway to a new world.” ― John Muir
“One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.” ― William Shakespeare