Burnt Matchstick Art
These cleverly created creatures and shapes are the work of Russian artist and photographer Stanislav Aristov. Each one is a clever combination of burnt matches, smoke, flames, and just a touch of Photoshop. Stanislav says that the idea came to him completely by accident:
“I was playing with a pack of matches while I was deciding what to photograph for a competition. It was while I was watching the match that I began to think of how it represents life. There is the burnt part representing the past, the smoke of memories left and the untouched part of the match the future.”
Deep Space, Deep in the Forest
The foreground is a several minute exposure… The stars alone (and the meteor) is a vertical panorama of 3 shots (stacked 5x for noise reduction)… The Galaxy is a stitched panorama, made of 8 sets of 5 photos each… Total of 57 combined.
Early trick photography c. 1875.
I found one without the black borders, since they didn’t suit my white background.