The work, "Fire Light," is one of a series of photographs taken during the 2017 wildfires that ravaged the Southern California wilderness. This work in particular is highly representative of the work I create that supports my portraiture. It is a look into my soul that helps me formulate what other images I might create. This work is a responsive work to my internal and external state at the time. "Fire Light" was shot on 35mm 100 ISO Kodak Ektar film with a Leica M6 camera.
"Fire Light" relates to the passage in Ephesians 6:10-20 in the way that Paul reminds the people of Ephesus that this is a life-and-death battle. They they are in over their heads. And that God is with them, and has equipped them. For anyone who's lived through a wildfire like those experienced in 2017 throughout Southern California, where the fire moved past the traditional forrest line into the suburbs, it feels like a life-and-death battle. It feels insurmountable. And yet, the skies eventually part. Darkness passes as the flames burn out. And hope is restored. This image represents the both/and of that feeling experience, and is a reminder to viewers that even in the darkness of a difficult battle, all is not lost -- God is more present than ever.
Christine Lee Smith - Photographer
Pro Photo Connection - Film developing and negative scanning
Fullerton Digital Printing - Printing
Christine Lee Smith - Framing
$625, original photographic print, framed.
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