January 8, 2019
British photographer Neil Burnell captures putting environments void of human topics, usually touring to distant areas far outdoors of civilization. His ongoing sequence Mystical takes a have a look at the fairytale-like ambiance created by the thick fog, gnarled timber, and moss-covered stones of Wistman’s Wooden in Dartmoor, Devon, England. This explicit wooden has lengthy been the topic of folklore and fantasy, with many writers describing it as essentially the most haunted location in Dartmoor.
Regardless of the supernatural tales, Burnell is interested in the ambiance and photographic problem of the English forest, and sometimes visits the location at “blue hour” or the hour earlier than the solar rises within the morning. “I’ve in all probability visited the woodland round 20 instances within the final yr, however sadly it has solely had the required mist on two events,” Burnell explains to Colossal. “Photographing it with out the mist/fog is a tough process and virtually unimaginable to make photos with the ambiance I’m in search of.”
Burnell continues to journey to Wistman’s Wooden to hunt the precise environmental components for an ideal picture. You may comply with his photographic adventures on his web site and Instagram.