The launch of Colin Dodgson's new book, Deeper Green, took place yesterday (December 9) in London surrounded by the leafy tropical greenery of the Barbican Conservatory—a fitting backdrop given that natural connections the threads that link each photograph in this series.
The book, a sensitive documentation of ten days spent shadowing park rangers in Belize in December 2018, was released in collaboration with the conservation charity World Land Trust. The WLT will receive 100% of the tome's profits.
“We started talking about this project almost two years ago,” Dodgson says. “We decided to turn it into a book to actually get it into people’s hands and make it more accessible.”
Dodgson’s own connection with nature will come as no surprise for those familiar with his fashion portfolio, which includes work for brands including Gucci, Burberry and Vivienne Westwood. He is best known for his analog editorials and campaigns that place the subject against sprawling beaches and wild landscapes.
In Deeper Green, the human figure is removed. The most striking images are its most simple; a close-up of a green supermarket wall or a hazy evening sunset reminds us to appreciate the tiny details both in, and in proximity to, nature. Set in the context of a global sustainability movement, these photographs show us, in part, what it is that we are trying to sustain.Click here
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