Creative Flame Art Burns New Life into Matchsticks

Russian photographer Stanislav Aristov, better known by his moniker Pol Tergejst, produces incredibly creative fire and smoke art in his Matches series. Using burned up matchsticks, flames, and wafting smoke, the artist presents a variety of striking visuals. Whether the match is curved, forming the delicate stem of a flower, or straight to serve as the sturdy neck of a guitar, Pol Tergejst provides viewers with an imaginative spectacle to be seen with his medium of choice.

From inanimate objects and animals to a Christmas tree and the Eiffel Tower, no subject is off limits for the artistic photographer. Set against a black backdrop, each figure burns in isolation, emitting its own radiance of life. The photographer says, “Fire as well as smoke sometimes swirls in a very freakish forms, which bring very interesting associations…There is burnt for the past, the smoke of memories left and the untouched part of the match the future. The fire is the life.”














PolTergejst website
Pol Tergejst on 500px
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December 2, 2016

Upside Down Christmas Tree Hangs in the Halls of Tate Modern

  Every December, Britain’s Tate Modern debuts its much-anticipated Christmas tree. Designed by a different contemporary artist each year, the famed museum’s trees are both yuletide decorations and works of modern art. This year, Iranian installation artist Shirazeh Houshiary has quite literally turned the tradition on its head with her upside-down evergreen. Suspended by its trunk, the tree hovers above the main entrance’s stunning spiral staircase.

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December 2, 2016

Photographer Searches for Mystery Wedding Couple After Discovering Film in 50-Year-Old Camera

You never know what you’ll find when you buy something that’s vintage. When photographer Alex Galmeanu bought a rare 50-year-old camera off eBay, he never expected to find an exposed (but undeveloped) roll of film inside. “Of course I had it developed right away,” he wrote, “and, as a surprise again, I was able to recover 10 quite usable images, especially when considering their age.

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