By Jesaja Class –
2017 is a year that will not be forgotten for many people who have lost everything—their houses, businesses, and livelihoods. It is a year that marks a deep scar into what we all know as Beautiful British Columbia. Yet a natural process of renewal has already begun. Deep green and lush grass is now growing through the dark ashes, providing nutrients for a new generation of life soon to return. But the dark, sorrowful memories and scars will be visible and remembered for a long time to come.
This is a small glimpse into what’s left after the largest wildfires in the history of BC swept across the land, leaving in its wake a vast wasteland of fallen trees, ashes, and pure destruction. These images I captured throughout the Hanceville fire zones don’t even do justice to standing alone, surrounded by a scorched black forest and landscape as far as the eye can see.
Jesaja Class is a young and passionate, self- taught photographer from Nemaiah Valley, BC. He doesn’t consider himself an expert or a pro but rather a witness to the wonders and beauty of the world we live in, presented to us each and every day, in every moment, and every life. For more info on his work see http://jesajaclass.wixsite.com/photography