FROM ASHES

From Ashes documents burnt homes and people displaced in the aftermath of domestic fires. These photographs embody stillness and allow for somber reflection. The muted warm tones reference fire while evoking feelings of sentimentality. Dark shadows seem to further char the many surfaces in the photographs, while clouds and gestures created by trees appear like smoke billowing from rooftops. In a portrait, a man and his dog gaze outside a window, the bright sunlight symbolizing hope: a year prior they narrowly escaped a fast moving fire. From Ashes is a story of rebirth, of people uniting and reestablishing a sense of home.