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João Pedro Costa

Place of birth: Sagres
Date of birth: 20/10/1973
works and lives at Portimão

These intriguing and mysterious trees belong to a pine tree forest. located at the south of Portugal with at least, 300 years old.

Due to its location, close to the shore, the trees have been beaten by the north wind and sand all year round, and eventually, acquire these unique forms.

After discovering them, I tried to figure out the best way to to show and emphasize its contours. I came up with this idea of making to editions of the same photo, one brighter for the trunk and the other darker for the surroundings. Then I place the darker one over the brither and paint back the ligth and detail of the trunk.