The series “Winter” (2016-2018) consists of 22 night-time photographs of different trees. These were additionally illuminated by a strong flashlight from each side during the exposure time. The resulting impression is one of their being surrounded by a colorful glow that makes them stand out against the pitch black night.
This contrast particularly points up the trees’ plasticity: Striking details in the tree bark, on the trunks and the fine branches emphasize the unique qualities of each theme. In some images, the leaves have not all fallen off and their luminous gold and green colors provide warm accents that contribute to the contemplative and melancholic atmosphere of the group of works.
Drawing on Late Renaissance chiaroscuro paintings, Peters aims to capture the magic of the night through the photographic medium. The artist further points to an everyday visual experience: The inability of the eye to perceive the night in its full range.