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Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Firework Studies

My birthday is on July 2 and when I was younger, I though the fireworks on the 4th of July were for me. I've come to understand that they are not (unfortunately) but have still kept my love for fireworks anyway.

Pierre Le Hors' "Firework Studies" is a book of photos of fireworks, all in black and white.

 On his website, Pierre writes
firework studies is a book compiling photographs of fireworks in the night sky. by constraining nearly all tonal values to stark blacks and pure whites, the trails, explosions and clouds of debris are reduced to a series of simple repeated formal elements: arced lines, spherical bursts, and randomly dispersed particles. i made no effort to limit digital artifacts resulting from pushing the image files past their conventional range; the resulting noise becomes hard to distinguish from the texture of the fireworks themselves.
The book is available from Hassla for $35. CLICK HERE to see the book flipped through in its entirety if you still need to be convinced that "Firework Studies" is beautiful.

(book / fireworks / found via Black Journal)


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