Lava is more than simple landscape photos of sinuous glowing curves, it is the blood of the Earth. It is a living entity that connects us to the beginning of times. It is a creator and a destructor. I spent a month on the Big Island of Hawaii, and three times a week, I would leave at dusk to hike the lava field. My goal with the LAVA Study was to connect with this primal energy and translate it visually and more intimately. These photos are not photoshopped. Their treatment is minimal, the results attained through lowering exposure, both on the camera and during the development process.
What happens next?
Is it the Stock Exchange or the Earth’s climate temperature graph, you decide. ISO 4000, 300mm, ƒ/5.6, 1/250.
This photo bears the name of Io, the innermost of the four Galilean moons of the planet Jupiter. With over 400 active volcanoes, it is the most geologically active object in the Solar System. ISO 5000, 200mm, ƒ/8, 1/250
Almost unanimously, everyone seems to see the same reference in this photo. Can you see it? ISO 6400, 300mm, ƒ/8, 1/3000
Montage consisting of 3 photos of the same lava bubble hardening as it gets colder. The bubble was achieved by pocking a hole in the soft ground and let the lava come up.