Please welcome first-time contributor Steve Mitchell, a Cornish born British male in his fifties. Steve has lived his whole life with a non-affecting physical but visible disability from birth trauma. The older he got the more he realized how the stigma of disability has isolated him from living a “normal” life. For many years he’s struggled with depression. His only relief is when he’s away from society, immersed in nature with his two canine companions, and trying to capture the beauty of nature with his camera.
About these photos:
Light & Shade.
Heaven & Earth.
Above & below.
Wild nature & contrived.
A study of a mud sculpture at Heligan Gardens & an image from Wistman’s Wood Dartmoor.
Dartmoor is rich in pre-Christian history & Wistman’s wood full of myth, mystery, magic & legend.
The weather has sculpted these old oak trees into wonderful natural statues overgrown with moss, lichens & bilberry.
I was drawn to the similarities & differences between these two images & thought I’d put them together.”