"On a recent walk in my favourite area of woodland I came across a group of time travelling eco tourists, appearing one by one from a brilliantly bright space suspended over a small pond.
They had come back to our time to study trees and invited me to document their research. Apparently they knew I would say yes.
Twice now our trips have coincided, almost as if they knew where and when I would be going on holiday, and I must admit, I hope our paths cross again, as I find them strangely photogenic." - George McLeod
McLeod’s recent project Tree Huggers From The Future centres around a fictional encounter with time travelling ecotourists. The mysterious figures have returned to the past to study trees, which have ceased to exist in their future reality. McLeod documents their interaction with the surrounding woodland, which is by turns joyful, humorous, and sombre (after all, none of them have ever seen a tree before). Whilst photographing these anonymous time travellers, McLeod asks them about the future. In order to “preserve causality”, they are unable to be forthcoming with their answers, and can only tell him that they are willing to risk it all to save the trees, which for so many generations have been taken for granted.