Woodhouses: Pictures Envision Tiny Urban Lifestyle In The Forest

Woodhouses: Pictures Envision Small Urban Existence in the Forest

Report by Steph, filed under Photography & Video in the Art class.

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What small universes might exist behind the bark of trees deep inside the forest? You are most most likely envisioning the grubs, ants, beetles and other creatures that truly live out their (at times fascinating) daily life cycles there, but artist Daniel Barreto sees some thing else altogether. His digitally composed ‘woodhouses’ think about small urban worlds that could be visible to the human eye if only we looked a minor closer.

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Barreto photographed trees in a snowy landscape in New Hampshire, as nicely as doorways, windows and other urban architectural elements from Boston, combining the various sets for an ethereal outcome.

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Illuminated entrances with intricate ceilings beckon passersby to ascend into the larger branches of a birch tree from inside the trunk. Stained glass windows glow, and eating places offer you refuge from the cold.


The flickering lights of gif photographs from Barreto’s series make the illusion even a lot more convincing, and may well just make you want to consider a stroll around the woods to see what you can spot your self.