TOKYO-2019 Editorial / Environmental

Fractured Forests: A Hurricane Altered Landscape

  • Prize
    Gold in Editorial/Environmental
  • Company
    Douglas J Eng Photography
  • Photographer
    Douglas J. Eng
  • Technical Info
    Canon Eos 5ds-r
  • Photo Date
    March-April, 2019

Every Floridian who lives through a hurricane harbors fearful memories of wind, rain, and destruction. I am no exception. Fractured Forests is a portrayal of an altered landscape created by Hurricane Michael on October 10, 2018, an unprecedented Category 5 storm. A storm with no limits touched everything in its path. Now I understand what this means. The destruction I observed is irregular, unpredictable, and convincing. My focus is the forests to portray multiple visual configurations of affected trees to understand what happened and share my findings with others. This IS climate change.