The most active volcanoes on earth are Kilauea in the Hawaii Volcanoes National park, seen by 3 million people every year, and, half a world away, its counterpart Piton de la Fournaise, on the French island of La Réunion in the Indian Ocean. They are characterized by extraordinary lava flows that travel great distances in a spectacular landscape. Together they form the focus of this dazzling photographic essay by two renowned photographers, Brad.G. Lewis and Paul-Edouard B. de Lajartre.
“I use the movement, light and texture of volcanic activity to open human emotions
to the pulse of the Earth. Nowhere else is creation happening on a continental basis at such a rapid rate. I find it crucial that there exist visual reminders that the Earth is alive and fulfilling an agenda of its own.” Brad Lewis
“It is always said that Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but is there on Earth anything more beautiful than a volcanic eruption?” Paul-Edouard B. de Lajartre