Elegy in Ashes
20 images Created 6 Jun 2023
My project, ”Elegy in Ashes” delves into the haunting aftermath left by recent wildfires in Northern California, inviting viewers to reflect on the harsh realities of our climate crisis. By capturing the charred remains of vegetation and human habitation amidst the desolate, monochromatic landscape, the series conveys a vision of a post-apocalyptic world devastated by these catastrophic events. The series also seeks to challenge our notions of beauty by highlighting the paradoxical beauty of destruction. It invites viewers to reflect on the relationship between destruction and beauty, and how we can find inspiration in the resilience of nature. The images in “Elegy in Ashes" are part of an ongoing project that seeks to document the aftermath of climate change-related disasters, such as wildfires, hurricanes, droughts and floods. My hope is that this body of work will evoke a profound sense of grief and contemplation in the viewer and serve as a call to action to prevent the looming existential crisis that threatens us all.