Into the Quiet : Press Release

Into the Quiet is a collection of hauntingly beautiful portraits of trees & the mysterious world of the forest

This body of work characterises the internally epic proportions & mystery that the artist feels, when alone & still, surrounded by the unrivalled beauty of nature

When not on commercial assignment, Pelly likes nothing more than to escape the hustle & noise of humanity by completely immersing himself in the quiet & majesty of a nature’s wilder places 

Here he often remains for days, completely cut off from the world outside, allowing the more-than-human world to speak to him

"Like the human portraits I capture, trees have a character all of their own

They can be solitary, gathered, frail or proud but never being anything other than themselves

I find an honesty, a deep truth & something deeply hopeful here 

Trees & the Forest hold a collective resonance, a frequency that has the potential to awaken our subconscious if we allow them to; they hold ideas as to how we might rescue our lives"

All the images are shot using a large format field camera with original polaroid film 

Pelly then uses a chemical technique stumbled across by accident, while processing the polaroids negatives 

This accidental process magically enhances the organically ethereal quality of these images