Erik Gehring

I am particularly drawn to the beauty of the Arnold Arboretum, not simply because I live minutes away in Roslindale.  This Boston treasure, featuring thousands of species of flora from around the world, offers boundless opportunity to explore the natural world.  I relish wandering the grounds with my camera, in all four seasons, in fair weather and foul, examining the park’s continuously shifting dynamic.  Sometimes I have a direct purpose in mind, as the time is right to photograph a particular subject I had previously noted, or perhaps to return to a subject to observe how it has changed since I last visited.  Other times I have no direct purpose – I am out exploring because the light and scenery compel me to.  Still other times I am simply scouting subjects, imagining what conditions and compositions would best complement their features.
I feel fortunate to have such a wonderful natural resource as the Arnold Arboretum available.  And I hope we will all try to tread lightly on this Earth and protect as much of these treasures as possible for our children to enjoy tomorrow as we do today.