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Jason Lindsey: Renewal

"Life and death, the ominous shadow and the blinding light, forever victim to dance together for an eternity." Braulio Fonseca


Renewal is a project exploring the contradiction between fire and the infinite cycle of renewal. I've been chasing fire for 20 years in this series. Standing on black earth, feeling intense heat, and being surrounded by white smoke transports me to another world. The smoke washing over me and through me as I breathe gives me a feeling of resetting, regrowth, and hope. It reminds me of Native American rituals and the sacred art of smudging. I am exploring the ideas of destruction, new growth, and the infinite cycles of life. We all dance with the dark and the light, giving and taking, living life and balancing renewal.

The prescribed fire season lasts a few weeks in early and late winter. To have a safe burn, you need enough wind to carry the fire but not too much to make it uncontrollable, the humidity can't be too high or too low, and the vegetation can't be too wet or too dry. When you add to that the conditions needed for photography, it makes for an exciting chase. Burns, by their very nature, make my chances for photography scarce, which feeds my energy for the dance.

Land Conservation Foundation 

In 2003, a group of passionate East Central Illinois citizens and conservationists saw the need for a new organization with a unique, locally focused mission.

LCF was created to preserve and restore local woods and wetlands along rivers and creeks — areas often threatened by development. LCF also educates landowners about programs to preserve their land in its natural state.

LCF’s priorities include:

  • Ensuring access to clean drinking water

  • Improving wildlife habitat by connecting lands

  • Helping all ages understand and enjoy nature near home

Sizing, Printing  and Pricing

The total cost of the print includes a donation that the buyer makes to the charity directly at the time of purchase. The buyer receives the tax benefits and the immediate satisfaction of knowing that through their purchase they made a difference. Once the donation is made, the buyer then purchases the print from Giving Photography for the remainder of the amount. 

We ask that you donate 25% to the Land Conservation Foundation. 

Want more information on how this works? Link here.

Listed price is inclusive of donation, shipping and printing costs. Framing and mounting not included.

20 x 10:   $825  (Edition of 10)

30 x 15:   $1575  (Edition of 6)

50 x 25:   $4075  (Edition of 3)


20 x 16:   $825  (Edition of 10)

30 x 24:   $1575  (Edition of 6)

50 x 40:   $4075  (Edition of 3)

RENEWAL NO. 03, 05, 08, 14, 18, 20, 24, 25

21 x 14:   $825  (Edition of 10)

30 x 20:   $1575  (Edition of 6)

51 x 34:   $4075  (Edition of 3)

RENEWAL NO. 04, 07, 13, 15, 17, 21, 22

20 x 20:   $825  (Edition of 10)

30 x 30:   $1575  (Edition of 6)

50 x 50:   $4075  (Edition of 3)

RENEWAL NO. 06, 09, 10, 11, 12, 16

20 x 15:   $825  (Edition of 10)

30 x 22.5:   $1575  (Edition of 6)

50 x 37.5:   $4075  (Edition of 3)


19.5 x 11:   $825  (Edition of 10)

32 x 18:   $1575 (Edition of 6)

48 x 27:   $4075  (Edition of 3)

All prints are printed on Moab Somerset Museum Rag (300gsm, 100% Cotton, Mould-Made, Radiant White, Matte, Buffered w/ CaCO3) paper.

All prints come signed by Jason Lindsey.

A Certificate of Authenticity will be provided.

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