Whole is a contemplative photographic narrative from natural places made in three chapters.  Chapter one, "Forest Through The Trees", represents early stages of my investigation into a perceived "other world" ambiance in the forest. Over time, while on my lone pathless wanders in the trees, I sensed the existence of parallels with the puzzles and mysteries of my life, which ultimately and unexpectedly resulted in a realization of intimate questions.  The second chapter, "Small Treasures", introduces found details, observations and circumstance, and personal symbols and metaphors, all with an important reference to their special value to me as gems or small treasures.  The photographs in this body of work are small in part, because of this thought. The narrative ends with "Whole" as the final chapter, where thoughts broaden and emotions are pondered which could suggest personal conclusions.
I take pleasure from the quiet dialogue, the personal insight, and enigmatic impressions I have gained from my special occasions in the trees.  I would be especially pleased if viewers find their own personal connection with the images I have made. 

Contemplating Secrets #1
Contemplating Secrets #2 
A Friendly Group (Would I Like To Be a Tree?) 
Pondering Unanswerable Questions 
A Premonition of Reason 
Forest Through The Trees
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K e n  H o c h f e l d
W h o l e
Some Favorable Notions   
Admired From a Distance
"Trees are sanctuaries. Whoever knows how to speak to them, whoever knows
how to listen to them, can learn the truth. They do not preach learning and
precepts, they preach, undeterred by particulars, the ancient law of life."
Hermann Hesse, Bäume. Betrachtungen und Gedichte                        

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