Fire mountains

PhotographerJoseph Wright
PrizeHonorable Mention
CompanyJoseph Wright
City/CountryPurton, United Kingdom
Photo Date2014
Technical Info5x4 Large format, Slide film
Entry Description

Between 1730 and 1736, Lanzarote was ripped apart by a series of volcanic eruptions that would leave the island geographically scarred; the ‘Fire Mountains’. A period of great hardship for the islanders, a time of torment for those that lived it, horror for those that did not survive; buried by metres of ash and lava. With this series I seek to retell the story of that time through visual abstraction of the actual landscape itself. The images themselves were made on location, with the elements themselves – the rock and ore.