Erik van der Weijde
"Der Baum is a collection of photographs of trees taken by Erik van der Weijde, whose interest seems to reside not in the Tree's majestic beauty or its perseverance in urban settings but in its utter ubiquity and banality. The trees in van der Weijde's photographs provide shade, get in the way of telephone wires and buildings, and provide a meager decorative function, but they are most striking in their lack of striking qualities - they're just there. The table of plates lists their locations, which range from the general (Residential street, München) to the eerily specific (Elementary school Adolf Hitler attended, Fishlham)."
©2014 Erik van der Weijde