Russian photographer Stanislav Aristov creates unique tiny sculptures using only fire and spent matches. It all started when Stanislav entered a photo competition in Russia, unable to come up with an idea he struck a match before noticing the incredible patterns formed in the carbon of the used wood – and so the match art was born.
He explains, “I guess the funny thing is, I don’t even smoke. It was while I was watching the match trying to think of something that I began to think of how it represents life.”
Sadly he has had no exhibitions yet, he has almost no connections in photographic circles and his works are represented only on the internet. “Of course I want to show my works to English people as well as everywhere else where there is an interest.”