Irene Kung:Trees


A photographic portrait of trees by the renowned photographer Irene Kung.


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Irene Kung has always been fascinated by trees – both their shape and their symbolic meaning. In this book she deploys her great skill as a photographer to portray trees old and young, using the play of light to create stunningly beautiful compositions. Every leaf is shown in full detail. Kung imbues her photos with a poetic and very particular atmosphere. Whether they are taken in the sun or the rain, whether they show a tiny detail or the entire tree, whether they frame the foliage frontally or from above, the photos always highlight the tree’s beauty and uniqueness. These striking images capture the spirit of the place and transmit it on photographic paper, as pure, intact and free from any contamination and urban interference as it should be. Kung’s is a solitary process, waiting patiently, seeking the perfect photo. She does not escape from the void, she creates it on purpose and the void slowly embraces the subject becoming itself protagonist of the image.

Additional information

Weight 964 g
Dimensions 28.7 x 28.6 cm
Publisher name Contrasto SRL
Publication date 1 October 2016
Number of pages 92
Format Hardback
Contributors Photographs by Irene Kung, Text by Giovanna Calvenzi
Dimensions 28.7 x 28.6 cm
Weight 964 g


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Irene Kung has exhibited at the Bozar Museum in Brussels, Belgium, and in the spectacular surroundings of the Certosa San Giacomo in Capri, Italy. Her work has appeared in numerous international magazines such as The Sunday Times Magazine and The New York Times Magazine and was selected by the international jury at ParisPhoto 2010. She contributed to EXPO 2015 with a solo show at the Fruit and Legumes Cluster featuring 26 photographs of fruit trees. Her book The Invisible City was published in 2012.