Firework Studies

Title: Firework Studies

Photographer/s: Pierre Le Hors

Date of publication: December 2010

Place of publication: New York

Dimensions: 4.875 x 7.125 in.

Edition size: 500

Type of binding: soft cover, section sewn

Number of pages: 320

Type of printing: b/w offset

Printer: Prolong Press

Publisher: Hassla Books

Designer: Pierre Le Hors

Editor: Pierre Le Hors

Language: English

ISBN: 978-0-9825471-5-1

Category: artist book

Price: $35

Summary: Firework Studies is a book compiling photographs 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 made no effort to limit digital artifacts resulting from pushing the image files past their conventional range; the resulting noise becomes hard to distinguish from the texture of the fireworks themselves.

Website: www.pierrelehors.com

Book link: www.hasslabooks.com

Donated by: Hassla Books

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