Messick's "Impermanence" and “Conflagration” photographs are documents of charred beauty. After his house burned down, Messick chose to portray the beauty that is inherent in all things, even destruction. His photographs of his burned-down home and beloved and now charred objects represent what the title says - impermanence.
Some images courtesy of Rebekah Jacob Gallery
(Originally posted in the Eclectix "BURN" Issue, August 2011,