This zine features the work of Seattle-based photographer Cody Cobb.
“In August of 2018, thick smoke poured into Washington state from the almost 2,000 wildfires to the north in British Columbia. By September, more than 3 million acres would be burned in B.C. alone. These photos are part of a series I’ve been shooting every August for the last 3 years when the sun becomes a pale orange dot suspended in a thick haze. The light it casts, diffused through the dense particulate, is sickly and strangely soothing with its muted and warm palette. The air itself is not so soothing, requiring me to wear an N95 respirator when I’m outdoors.
The duration and severity of these fires continues to grow as temperatures rise. I want this year to be the conclusion of the series, but I’m afraid it will continue into future summers.”
Tomorrow’s Talent is an on-going series of zines featuring artists and photographers from the Booooooom community. For over a decade Booooooom has championed the next wave of emerging creatives, launching the careers of many young artists internationally.