Matchsticks by William Castellana Pays Homage to Alberto Giacometti

 - Feb 23, 2013
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Matchsticks by William Castellana is a powerful photo series that revolves around burnt and burning matches. Although fire in and of itself is a force to be reckoned with, one that is strangely as beautiful as it is brutal, what makes this series so powerful are the poses that the matchsticks take on. As though the personification of someone, they have been arranged to look like humans burning alive.

A tribute to Swiss artist Alberto Giacometti, whose bronze sculptures looked as though they had been recovered from a burnt down house, Matchsticks by William Castellana is mesmerizing. According to the New York-based photographer, "I really became attracted to the transformative qualities of the matchsticks from being burned to burnt-out."