The images in this portfolio depict the mysteriously alluring and ephemeral patterns of fire.
Aesthetically, fire is mesmerizing, as it displays complex nested tonal
gradations and textures, adorned by graceful (and strangely organic appearing) whirls and tendrils of pure, raw energy.
The most striking feature of these photographs, philosophically speaking, is that they provide a glimpse of the unseeable. Since the exposure times for most of these images lie between 1/500th and 1/4000th of a sec - which is a slice of time far shorter than what our eyes need to "see" (and/or discern) patterns - they depict a reality that is fundamentally inaccessible to us.
More poetically, the patterns of fire may be likened to the abstract brushstrokes of illumination.