Forest Fire Aftermath
In summer 2017, a series of fierce wildfires hit the southern coast of France. One of the most devastating forest fires rolled through the forested hills of Gigaro near La-Croix-Valmer, destroying hundreds of acres of vegetation. The hillsides are covered by an emerald-green blanket of parasol pines, creating one of the most beautiful forests I have ever seen. I explored the area in spring 2018 several times to capture the fire-ravaged landscape in dusk and moonlight. Some solitary blackened trees stand as a sad memorial to the event but there are hopeful signs of recovery and rejuvenation.