Lizzie Brewster is a photographer working primarily with traditional black and white processes. In her photographic practice Lizzie explores mental well-being through images of the natural world, these include woodland and aquatic landscapes, which are explored using both artificial and natural environments.
This body of work, Branches of the Mind, explores emotional states of the mind through the landscape of the forest. The photographs shown in this series reflect the different realities and perspectives our minds construct while in these emotional states. Using infrared film the work captures infrared light from the red end of spectrum, a light not visible to the naked eye – this creates a contrasting reality to the one seen in front of the camera. Through the process of darkroom printing the images are intentionally situated upside down to further distort the perspective of the landscape.