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The Ryan Enn Hughes 'Sparklers' Project is a Moving Masterpiece of Energy

By: Vivian Lau - Published: Jul 17, 2012 • References: ryanennhughes
The Ryan Enn Hughes 'Sparklers' Project features a series of moving GIFs of some high-energy teens thrashing around a firecracker in a dramatic fashion.

Using a DSLR camera with an 8-second exposure, he is able to freeze the flame of the sparkler in time, burning every moment of its spastic path onto the 5,000-pixel image. The models emulate the pyrotechnic phenomenon, matching the chemically produced bursting energy with exaggerated poses of their own. Set in a darkened space, the colors of the models and light show are even more pronounced.

When the series of pictures are strung together in succession, Hughes leaves the audience on the edge of their seats as they hope to steal a proper glimpse at the next photo in the series of moving pictures.