As a photographer I have always been preoccupied with depicting people and places, but with this series of photographs I wanted to make images with a deliberate absence of people. I was drawn to the idea of photographing forests from my own experiences of exploring woodland from a young age and an ongoing fascination with their role in culture. From fables and folklore, where they are depicted as mysterious places home to creatures and monsters, to modern day cinema and television where they are frequently used as a setting for horror, the unknown and eerie. In these photographs I want to create a strong sense of place. By capturing the atmosphere of the woods, the way the light falls through the branches and the seemingly infinite depths of the pines, I’m inviting the viewer to draw on their own experiences and create their own narratives from the photographs.