Am waldes rand (Forests edge) by Heidi Romano

Initially these images were part of a five-year investigation into the forests of the world. But over time they made me look differently, because behind their great complexity and careful composition, lies a secret.

Photographically I have always been interested in time and how we perceive change. These images illustrate the change of light, the changing direction of the wind and the force of the weather. We see a forest and imagine adventures - dream of discoveries, secret paths, laughter, or playing hide and seek.

Yet sometimes a small piece of information dramatically influences the way we perceive, the way we look.

When I took these images I had no intention of documenting a crime scene, but when I unintentionally did, the forest transformed into a dark, mysterious place that spoke of hiding under rocks and escaping the country, of police searches, sirens and helicopters.

In its silence I thought of loss, heartbreak, and the crime committed by a friend - father of a little girl and partner to my best friend.

Heidi Romano is a Melbourne, Australia based artist.
To view more of Heidi's work, please visit her website

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Recounting an Experience 


Confession 


From Nowhere 


Alchemy of Desire 


Left Its Black Mark 


Wept with Emptiness 


This Day of Days 


Nothing Erases the Immoral Act 


Verge of Sleep 


Desperate Cry of a Bird 


Dark Woods 


Slowly Going Heavy 


White Darkness 


Cold Palms 


Trust Dissolves 


Long Pause 


Transparent Mourning 


Abandonment 


Expanded All of My Energy 


A Few Weeks Later 

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