Brooks Jensen Arts

Winter Trees V

The idea for a series of folios celebrating winter trees had been with me for a long, long time — since my earliest days in photography. At long last, in 2008, the series commenced. The intention was to produce one folio each year. This year, Boreas (the Greek God of Winter) must have been feeling particularly spry. This is the first of three folios photographed and produced from a singular and spectacular morning storm.

Causland Memorial Park occupies a one-block square not far from the center of our small town. Its varied and numerous trees gathered the large snowflakes for a brief pause on their way earthbound. Atop each and every limb and twig an outline of white grew, poised, balancing, waiting. Mid-morning arrived with a stiff winter wind. The snow crystals first blew off the twigs, then the branches, then the limbs. Each gust created a burst of cascading snow, driven down in small avalanches.

By late afternoon, it was over and the winter trees were once again black outlines against a grey sky.

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Folio of 5 Prints

  • Folio size 8x10½"
  • Embossed, die-cut art paper enclosure
  • Five images approximately 7x9"
  • Title page, text page with a poem by Chinese poet Huai Ku (dates unknown), and colophon page
  • Printed on an Epson 4880 using Hahnemuhle Photo Rag 308
  • This folio is dated March 2011.

The price for this five-print folio is $75.


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Free PDF Monograph

All three of this year's Winter Trees folios are available in a single, unified PDF publication.

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Available as an Adobe Reader Monograph and as an iPad Monograph from the downloads page.

This first edition PDF monograph was released in March 2011.

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