DAMN° 86 – Trees Heil: Sighting the Imaginary

A feature article online for DAMN Magazine about Trees Heil’s photography. 

Trees Heil uses photographs to imagine life. In one deadpan series, eclectically-styled pole dancers are photographed in unusual public settings; twirling on lamp posts, splayed up street signs, and contorted around handrails. The series is provocative and in direct tension with regular, everyday life. “Some people were politely curious and even supportive”, Heil says, “but others walked over with their camera phones ready, they leered and encroached.” Heil’s production assistant had to act as security to protect the magic circle of the playful dance-world from the mundane jeers of the neighbouring real world


Photography by Trees Heil.