I like playing with fireworks, what man doesn’t, it’s in our blood. I wanted to figure out how to surround my model with fireworks without getting sued. I came up with the idea of wrapping my golf umbrella with black aluminum foil and taping Morning Glory fireworks to the umbrella. Those fireworks were a pain in the arse to light up but once it got going they done their job. I had the opportunity to photograph the lead guitar artist from the Portland band Toxic Zombie. The first shot above shows the covered umbrella and taped on fireworks, the second image is version of a final edit. I poped a studio strobe on Sam’s face from camera right, then left the shutter open for about four seconds to capture the firework’s affect. Thanks Sam for braving the fire!
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