Thomas Shillea - Portraits of my Bonsai trees.


This series of portraits of my Bonsai trees were make over a  15 year period of time. Each tree was ‘designed’ and ‘trained’ by me with as much attention and care as I give to my photographic work.

I achieve the same level of meditative state of mind in working on my Bonsai trees as I do in making a photograph and interpreting the negative as a platinum print.