Vancouver-based photographer Andrew Querner is interested in the ways in which the act of photography can help shape his understanding of identity, place, home, trauma, healing and relationship. “Wood Work” is an ongoing project inspired by a friend of Querner’s — a woodworker who takes special care throughout his process to consider and honor the ecology and geography native to the wood that he is working with. As Querner describes the project:
“What started out as a series of pictures about a wood worker’s process has become an ongoing contemplation of wood (and by extension, trees and the forest) as a provider, as a time keeper, as a medium, as a vessel for history and myth, and in my case, as a presence without which the landscape of my youth would make no sense. While these images serve as a kind of honouring of my own, in making them I am stirring up my own feelings around the notion of home (and what that could mean as a son of immigrant settlers) and the apparent deep binds of place and identity. “
See more images from “Wood Work” below!