Whilst it’s possible to photograph anything and make it beautiful there’s very little that’s beautiful about the way trees were brutalised at Dereozu. They haven’t been cut down, were crushed with heavy machinery.”
An Exploratory Manganese Working, Dereözü, Turkey.
I said as much on Marmaris, Park FM 100.5 radio during an interview about a forthcoming exhibition of photographs which features the Dereözü woodlands, as well as images from the Me Marche region of Italy by my fellow photographer Michael Eldridge.
You can hear the full interview here. Some parts are in Turkish but the story is pretty clear, no matter which language you speak.