The Singular Drama of New York Trees
Illuminated by the city lights, these trees take on new life.
Photographer Sue Bailey has a thing for trees. In fact, she believes every tree is a being with a soul and a spirit.
You might expect someone who feels this way to live in close proximity with nature. But while originally from the Pacific Northwest, Bailey currently lives in New York City. The trees in her life are city dwellers—standing sentinel in parks, bystanders to the flow of human activity.
"I am a tree hugger without actually hugging the trees," she says. "I get very emotional about them."
Bailey only photographs at night, when she feels most connected to the energy of the natural world. It's also when the city comes alive and stokes another of her passions: theater.
Walking the edges of the