A 12-month project of documenting the catastrophe and subsequent regeneration of the lands destroyed by fire in the prefectures of Ilia and Messinia, in the south of Greece. Starting in early September 2007, while the burnt trees were still smoking, the images follow an arc of four seasons, with an aim to depict the environmental changes as nature strove to regenerate. They ended in September 2008.

In the words of Giannis Stathatos: The tortured trunks, the weird shadows, the reflections on the water, the light coming through the new foliage, all contribute to create images that are strangely enticing. The photographer documents his surprise in discovering a landscape “silent and otherworldly… nonetheless revelatory of great beauty.”