On October 28 I was assigned to photograph one extremely hard hit block in Ranch Bernardo in San Diego County. 7 of the 9 homes on a cul-de -sac were destroyed by the Witch Fire. These neighbors are so resilient, sticking together through the tragic week. Truly inspirational. No tears today. They were on a mission to move forward.
A large group sorting through ashes to find a wedding ring in what was once a three level home. Under a metal plate , one lady finds a image of Jesus that burned around the edges , but the face still there. The group excitedly call me over to photograph it. They have a small victory on the long road to recovery.