Disclosure – abstract photographs of peeling bark

Disclosure I by Daniel Sroka
Purchase Disclosure I by Daniel Sroka

I have spent a lot of time over the past month reviewing old photographs. These are photographs I created, but then for some reason, never made public. Often I simply overlooked the photograph, and it just got lost in the middle of a marathon studio session. But other times, I set it aside because I didn’t think it was ready — there was some promise to image, but it just wasn’t working yet. I love going to back to these “misfits”, because as my skills improved and my vision sharpens, I find I am often able to finally realize the initial promise the image hinted at.

These photographs of peeling bark fit into this category. I originally created them eight years ago. I remember liking them, but at the time was unhappy with how they were turning out. So I set them aside, and now nearly a decade later, they finally began to come together. I love the wild texture of the bark pulling away from the tree, the feeling of motion and energy buried within it.

Disclosure II by Daniel Sroka
Purchase Disclosure II by Daniel Sroka