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Art Sharing #9: Jack Gescheidt's Treespirit Project (photography)


Jack Gescheidt
(contemporary)


I discovered this nearly a year ago, I think from googling 'tree spirit' -- I'm awed and thrilled by this project. Nudes in nature are the epitome of beauty to me (especially when the nudes are various colors, ages, sexes, sizes and shapes), and wise old trees touch my heart in a way nothing else can. The trees he's found to photograph are... absolutely incredible. I hope to fly into San Francisco and be a part of a shoot either this year or next, to meet these trees if for nothing else.

I would love to create a project like this, with all color (he uses mostly black & white) and more of a variety in races, and a combination of the far-away and close-up shots. *sigh* one day...





douglas fir dance

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Bay's Village

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Rock Spring Oak

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Hilltop Worship

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Oak Tribe

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Bay Faerie

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Ficus Friends

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English Oak

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Oak Branch Women

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Cypress Grove Climb

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Large Madrone

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Tea Tree Tangle

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Giant Bay Group

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Bay Communion

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Forever Grandmother

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Big Bay Attached

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Hercules (I once dreamed about a tree named Hercules that looked so much like this)

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Cypress Silvanus

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Golem

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In The Womb

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Out Of The Womb

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Magnolia Exploration

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Grandmother's Children

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Grandaughter

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Grandmother Sky

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Eucalyptus Union

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Eucalyptus Entwined

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4 Sprites

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Ancient Oak Journey

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Bay Gathering

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Giant Bay 4 Nymphs

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High on Cypress

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Little Lone Oak

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Mother

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Oak Garden

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Ginkgo Healing Circle

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Atlas

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Comments
armandii ══╣╠══
Oh!!! These are wonderful :-)
belenen ══╣tree joy╠══
I agree!
acid_burns ══╣╠══
"Hilltop Worship" - incredible photo!
belenen ══╣connate╠══
that is so funny -- when I was putting these together I just knew that that would be your favorite! :D
acid_burns ══╣╠══
::sings:: You know me better than I know myself... :D
winternightsky ══╣╠══
I Love the In the Womb, Out of the Womb set.
belenen ══╣tree joy╠══
me too ;-)
browneyedgirl65 ══╣╠══
Ooh, lovely photographs.

The Ficus one, though, looks like it was done in a more public area? That must have been fun. The English Oak, that one guy hanging on the underside of the branch must have been saying hurry up with the picture already. There's a couple of them where I'm impressed with where the people are in the tree -- does he have a crane handy to put people in place?

I personally loved the Tea Time one and the Grandmother series, esp the Granddaughter and Grandmother Sky ones...
belenen ══╣amused╠══
I have no idea! I was wondering about the mechanics of it all. I'm no good at climbing trees, so a crane would be mighty handy! maybe he borrows a fire truck :D
deleon ══╣╠══
That is totally awesome! How ingenious! I especially love the "Tea Tree Tangle." Everyone is placed perfectly! This is so cool!
belenen ══╣tree joy╠══
I know! I love it! :D glad you loved it too ;-)
oilgurtaloc ══╣╠══
belenen ══╣amused╠══
heh, me too! ;-)
suesniffsglue ══╣╠══
These are incredible!

I love Bay Faerie.. and the In the Womb and Out of the Womb ones just blew my mind.. so many of them are so lovely
belenen ══╣tree joy╠══
I agree! looking over this post again made me all happy. They just don't get old!
catfoxbird ══╣╠══
Very neat! I'm especially liking the tea tree one.
belenen ══╣tree joy╠══
:D
kschap ══╣╠══
My gosh, these are BEAUTIFUL! I want to do a photo shoot like that!
belenen ══╣tree joy╠══
me toooooooooo!!! :D
earthy_goddess ══╣╠══
It is crazy you posted these yesterday because I just discovered him the very same day. I thought of you and knew I needed to share his work with you. Then I read this entry!! I ABSOLUTELY LOVE this project and his photographs! Thank you for sharing all of these!
belenen ══╣beautiful╠══
wow, how awesome is that! interconnectedness ♥
mysteryfem ══╣╠══
Hiya

These photos are beautiful.

Just a quickie to say, i at times pop over to read your pages and see what you show because i find you a great inspiration and honest aswell as interesting. The only reason ive never asked to add is because i keep my livejournal friends as friends i know more inperson these days. My ailments dont let me keep up with a big friends list so well, so i pop over and read interesting people when i can. Hope that makes sense.
I didnt want to appear rude so thought id explain a bit.

I did infact mention yo just three days ago to a friend, saying you were an inspiration and beautiful soul and staggered me somewhat then after i said that you appeared on my page! lol. But now i figure it was maybe because youd seen id been on yours :-)

I have infact looked you up on and off for years, i think you use to have really long hair. But if you think it rude of me to read you at times without friending i understand and wont pop over now and then if you dont wish me to.

take care

lisa x
belenen ══╣loving╠══
aww, I'm happy you come over sometimes! Definitely feel free to pop over whenever!

and wow, yeah it has been a long time since I had the long hair! ;-)
djcliche ══╣╠══
those are cool
belenen ══╣tree joy╠══
I agree! ;-)
darkpool ══╣╠══
Those are pretty neat. Although I'm looking at them thinking Naked and sharp poking bark ouch! I love the tea tree tangle one, and the one with the baby.
belenen ══╣tree joy╠══
yeah, I bet it isn't comfortable! but still worth it, I think ;-)
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