From The Ashes
Doug Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize Finalist 2014
As I was shooting the smokey remnants of a local bushfire I met Dave who shared his heartbreaking story. In the last year all three of his sons have had major car accidents in separate incidents. His youngest son has lost his leg but miraculously survived despite being told that he had a 2% chance of survival. His second son suffered from minor brain damage and is still recovering, whilst his third son tore up the side of his car against a truck on the highway but was lucky to escape injury. All of this in the space of just a year has clearly taken its toll on Dave.
I was grateful for Dave allowing me to take his photo in the scene that paralleled his story.