“the way to create art is to burn and destroy
ordinary concepts and to substitute them
with new truths that run down from the top of the head
and out of the heart” –Charles Bukowski
When it comes to destructive forces that are also mesmerizing and impossible to look away from, it’s hard to compete with fire. Have a listen to Josh Ritter sing about one of the most common, destructive types,
but consider that there’s often a beauty to the destruction that’s rarely captures.
Photographer Stuart Palley, through the use of long-exposure techniques, has somehow managed to capture both the combined terror and the eerie beauty that the phenomenon of wildfires brings. In addition, he hopes to use his art to raise awareness of how wildfires occur, how they’re linked to drought, and what we can all do to help prevent and mitigate the catastrophe that ensues.