The wildfires of Southern California in 2007 and 2009 set in motion some of the most severe devastation the state has seen. The fires, fueled by the roaring Santa Ana winds, strafed country, desert, and urban areas alike. What was revealed upon arriving was an unsettling sense of random destruction. Why would the conflagration spare a neighborhood but randomly choose one house to consume? Why charge across open desert, burning everything its path, to find a single tree, but leave it in only half charred? Wildfires is a project created to catalogue the destruction these fires created and to highlight the awful paradox of its beauty.