Author: Stephen Voss

Stephen Voss takes photographs for magazines, newspapers and organizations around the world. His work is a mix of lit portraiture and reportage.

On a personal level, this series began as a challenge to myself. I wanted to reconstruct my working methods and understand what I was capable of as a photographer when I denied myself my usual starting points and fallbacks.

The bonsai tree is a living object stripped of all that is inessential. I wanted to make pictures that would speak to each tree’s essence, its history and its dignity.

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