I arrive to the area where the Woolsey Fires burned with a raging force, the smell of charred land is too intense that after being outside of my car for a couple of minutes my lungs start to demand clean air.
There is no one around, no cars drive by and no life remains.
The powerful fires that burned 100,000 acres left nothing but a trail of destruction and a sinking feeling of hopelessness.
I begin to ask myself questions, Is this the way we are supposed to live? How can we ever be safe from a natural disaster?
Deep down I know this will happen again.
This is a collection of images that show the aftermath of a deadly fire that not only showed us the power of nature, but also that reminds us of our own mortality and our vulnerability as a species.
This is the aftermath.
I traveled to Japan in 2009 and I found the culture and the architecture fascinating, but I found the people in Japan to be even more interesting and amusing. In this series I tried to combine the spaces I saw and the human interaction with those environments.
The environments created a sort of minimalism isolating the subjects, creating scenes where the viewer is focused on the landscape but also the subject.