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Trevaylor #52

"...like many small woods its extent seems much greater once entered than it appears from the outside."
- Robert Macfarlane, Underland

Trevaylor is a wood near Penzance in Cornwall. About 500 metres wide and 2 km long, a small stream runs down its length. It consists mainly of beech trees and is visited by locals walking their dogs, playing with their kids, and experiencing its beauty and peace. Untended for a long time, it has reverted to nature. Its fallen trees are gradually consumed by undergrowth, fungi, and rot. Creature-like spirits gaze out of tree trunks. The photographs were made over many visits to the wood between 2017 and 2022.