I made the series Portraits along the banks of the Llobregat river and the Rubí stream. They are images of saplings and fig trees that I invested with human characteristics, such as age and gender. The subjects have wind- and water-swept debris and vegetation attached to or wrapped around them, like clothing or adornments. The work reveals my tendency to anthropomorphize the natural world through photography as I consider what intangible presence remains after absence or loss.
Portraits, a series of seven photographs, is part of Janelle Lynch: Barcelona (Radius Books, Fall 2013).