“Heat cannot be separated from fire, nor beauty from the eternal.” - Dante Alighieri


"The latest fire is fixed in my mind. I’m reminded by the sweat on my forehead, as the heat still emanates from the scorched earth against the forgotten emerald slopes. The searing inferno ravished the ground, leaving only a subtle balance of life and ruin in its wake. With my Nikon D90 in hand I continue along the blackened paths, looking down at my shoes which have not been spared by the charred remains and debris. I realize now my purpose here is to capture the enduring hope of nature as it starts to rebuild itself against a veil of darkness."

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