I have been captivated by fire—in the form of controlled burning—since 1998. I am passionate about our environment, a concern which led me to this photographic project.
Firelines has as its theme the transformation of the American landscape by fire. "Controlled burns" of forest, savanna, wetland, and prairie lead to regeneration, a practice going back millennia.
My photographs freeze frame this process, catching in a split second the moment when fire is actor and conductor of change. Eighty Five of these large format black and white photographs are in my new book Firelines, to be published by the University of New Mexico Press in 2017.
The total cost of Firelines is $30,000. Twenty thousand dollars have already been committed by the University Press and private funds. With your help, we can raise the final $10,000 to cover printing costs for this Fine Art book. Please consider participating in this exciting project which is so important to me, to education about fire ecology, and to we who believe that art and environmentalism work hand in hand. Your support is integral to the message my photographs share.
We have until July 31 to make this happen! I know I can count on you to spread the word—we can do this!
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