Eva and Finn, 2016 by Noah John Thompson

image of Eva and Finn 2016 by Noah John Thompson

Artist's statement

Late afternoon on the drive between Lancelin and Perth, the sun took on that hazy, yellow-orange quality, the kind of light synonymous with Australia and bushfires. I think we could smell it before we saw it in its entirety. What we assumed was a bushfire due to its size turned out to be a controlled burn. As we watched, Finn turned to me to take his and Eva’s photo. Excited by the rarity of the scene, I had already shot through nearly an entire roll when, with one frame left, I made this picture.