We are haunted by the will to live as soon as we are born, and striking against death is our every day obsession. From far-off times human being managed to get to grips with his fear of the beyond by confiding its destiny to the protecting gods. Helped by faith, the mere mortal is promised to an eternal felicity at the end of its earthly life. That's this life cycle, through its symbolic and spiritual dimension of the fourth elements, which was the main theme of my photographic project. To illustrate my words, I choosed two countries whose inhabitants worship the nature forces : air, earth, fire which can be from time to time beneficial or malicious spirits, beneficial elements to venerate of destructive forces to fear and to weedle.
The ceremonial to the dead on the bank of the Gange river in India seemed to be essential to show the intensity of a faultless belief in life after life on earth. In Haiti again the four elements are integral parts to the worship to the dead and no ceremony can happen without their active destructive and regenerative combination.