Last year I went to visit my good friend in Oregon to photograph the total eclipse. Shortly after his entire town was under siege by the wildfires caused by the Chetco Effect. Waking up to sunrise looking like a war zone with clouds of smoke blocking out the sun making it look like a blood red sunset at noon! Evacuations were underway and my heart went out to this beautiful little town of Brookings... they ended up saving the town and I fell in love with this place. The local brewery was a hit with their variety of flavors and of course the chetco effect. It almost became a cuss word the same way Lava has here. I find it very ironic to be having these thoughts while wearing their shirt under very similar conditions and mindset. I want to document as much as possible because I know as much as I hate seeing photos of myself one day I’m going to look back at all of this like a historic time capsule, sealed in a bubble that I am trapped in right here right now...
Fully feeling the ramifications of the #thechetcoeffect. But I’ll call this one #thelavaeffect
I feel humbled beyond words. The gravity and the feeling of this all has me high on adrenaline but the minute I sit down and actually let my brain think about it for more than 10 seconds I become overwhelmed with emotion that chokes me up. It is not necessarily a bad thing it is just very intense and it is the one thing that has kept me present throughout all of this. Respecting and holding onto my intuition is the only thing that has ever grounded me and lead me in my life. I thank it. I am eternally in gratitude for the synchronicity of my life. Mahalo ke akua. .
#thelavaeffect #mahalokeakua #humbled #grateful
#lavachasers #lavagroundzero #leilanieruption #leilani #demianbarrios #chetcoeffect #thechetcoeffect