I returned last week from my second trip to Northern California to photograph the effects of the Camp Fire in Paradise. As I start to make prints from the shoot I realize I was seeking to connect with the place in a slightly different manner than before. Partly documentation and partly an artist's response, the work reads more personal and selective.
Home From Paradise
I arrived home a few days ago. I spent a week photographing in Paradise, CA, one year after the Camp Fire leveled the town on November 8, 2018.
The last day I was in Paradise I took a new route down to the valley and in to Chico where I was staying. It was a mostly one lane road that wound down a canyon out of town.
Return to Paradise 2
So, I've been at it a few days, photographing the remains of a whole town: Paradise, California.Though I am now here a year after the Camp Fire, the damage is no less impressive for there is so much, the extent of the fire so massive, that I still find it difficult to comprehend.