'In Wildness is the Preservation of the World.'
-Henry David Thoreau
Joslyn Lawrence and Brian Kuhlmann have been collaborating for over 14 years. Lawrence studied painting and photography at the Kansas City Art Institute and Death Midwifery in Topanga Canyon, while Kuhlmann brings over 30 years of mastery in the craft of photography and a classical eye to the work.
This series has grown to become an archive of disappearing landscapes and a preservation project through the traditional portraiture aspect of photography. In essence, we travel where the land calls us, collecting visual stories from the trees. Each of these works offers a poem to the land as it changes form, and as a body of work it’s an ode to the temporal nature of all things. Song of Absolution has been widely collected over the years and we send each print out with a wish that the trees themselves far outlast the archives.