Pierre Le Hors

Pierre Le Hors

Work from Firework Studies.

His blog is also pretty solid.

“Firework studies is a hand-bound book dummy compiling a selection of fireworks in the night sky. By constraining nearly all tonal values to stark blacks and pure whites, the trails, explosions and clouds of debris are reduced to a series of simple repeated formal elements: arced lines, spherical bursts, and randomly dispersed particles. I have made no effort to limit digital artifacts resulting from pushing the image files beyond their conventional range; the resulting noise becomes hard to distinguish from the texture of the fireworks themselves.

By de-contextualizing the firework show I sought to underplay its connection with public events, celebrations, and holidays. In sequencing the images I tried to remain faithful to the conventions of a form that inherently contains both spectacle and tedium in equal measure. Through sheer repetition and accumulation, I wanted to highlight both the hypnotic enchantment of such displays, as well as the fatigue resulting from an overabundance of visual information.” – Pierre Le Hors

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