11 September 2010

Fire performers in Bournemouth

Last night I ventured into Bournemouth to take a look at the "Bournemouth Lights" event that was being promoted by my friend Suzy from Strawberry Fields.

The highlight of the evening was the fire show put on by Simon Chainey's Flame Fire Shows.  If you've not seen one of their shows, basically they play with fire while trying not to set light to themselves.

Fire is a fascinating subject to photograph.  Often you see things in the photos that happen too quickly to see normally.  The opening photo shows just that, it looks like Simon has set himself alight, but its just a trick of the camera.  It's a tough subject, even more so when you're shooting it as part of a performance.  One day I'd like to do an actual fire shoot.

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