Foaie Verde (green leaf) is a visual journey through Transylvania. Originally commissioned by Opera North, the images have been developed into cinematic sequences and slideshows and combined with live music and recorded sound to create a visual and aural performance as well as forming a photo-essay on their own. Taken just before Romania’s accession to the EU in 2007, these images capture a country on the cusp of change and yet still rooted in rural traditions. Peasant farmers travel to their fields by horse and cart, shepherds graze their flocks in the same pastures as their great-grandfathers and widows wear black to mourn the dead. Amongst these timeless images there are also signs of modern life, signs that the forests, which once hid Transylvania from the rest of the world, are now more permeable to outside influences.