Photography for Matt Moss came out of necessity, as a medium for recording what he was doing at that present moment. Moss is an outdoorsman and naturalist from the UK who, specializing in forests and their associated species, works as both a forester and nature guide. As a naturalist, Moss spends his time in the outdoors educating people in topics such as ecology, conservation, and environmental issues. As a forester, he is able to make decisions on how land can be managed in ways that enhance and benefit wildlife.
A Biographical Representation of Life in the Forest is a documentation of Moss’s daily life and an exploration of work, relationships, and intimate experiences that are connected through a want and desire to explore our natural heritage. Moss’s work questions humankind’s deeply rooted but often conflicted relationship with nature, as he believes to understand ourselves and who we truly are we need to remove the barrier that separates us from the natural world and embrace it.