Johannesburg photographer Paul Shiakallis comes by his profession honestly. At the tender age of 15, his father showed him how to use a camera and Shiakallis took to it quickly. After covering events for his high school newspaper, he attended journalism school then found himself assisting professional photographers for five years. Now on his own, Shiakallis has a wide-ranging portfolio that veers from gritty documentary work to staged art photography.
This series of landscape images belongs to the documentary side of things. Titled “This Was My Park,” the photos document grass fires raging in city parks around Johannesburg. There is an eerie, melancholic vibe to the pictures that’s accented by the hazy air. Dig it.
(via Faith Is Torment)