Nature Framed By Myoung Ho Lee

South Korean artist Myoung Ho Lee captured single trees against rectangular white backdrops, resulting in a series of graphic still life landscapes.

The photographs, which were taken with a 4×5 camera, depict a wide range of tree species during different seasons and times of day. Entitled Tree, the series was exhibited at Yossi Milo Gallery in New York in 2009. A statement from the gallery reads, “By creating a partial, temporary outdoor studio for each tree, Lee’s ‘portraits’ of trees play with ideas of scale and perception while referencing traditional painting and the history of photography.” Lee is the recipient of several Korean art and photography accolades, including Korea’s 2006 Photography Critics Award.

All images © Myoung Ho Lee, Courtesy Yossi Milo Gallery, New York