l: gulf coast, florida
s: autumn | hurricane
One week on and the devastation is still as real as ever. Despite arriving pre-storm with much lighter intentions to photograph the Florida panhandle, I took the opportunity post evacuation to return and document the new landscape of this beautiful part of the world. Never before have I witnessed first hand the force of a category 4 hurricane. It was sobering and surreal to see the physical beauty of this place stripped. A brutal reminder that nature is powerful, unpredictable and full of lessons on perspective and vulnerability.
I know stories of community and strength will float from this - something already so present here, among the people and culture of this place. Thank goodness the panhandle carries a beautiful soul. Too deep to ever be stripped away.
Arriving here and seeing this was awful. I can only imagine the reality for the people whos homes were destroyed. Many people lost everything.
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