I chose fire as my topic because I wanted to prove that with art, one could surface hidden beauty. While it differs from most photographic work with fire that has been done in the past, a few artists, Rob Prideaux and Benjamin Won Wong, had the same idea as me and gave me great inspiration for my book. Rather than photographing firefighters coming in and out of buildings, Rob Prideaux focused solely on the organic forms, and abstractions that fire creates.
Benjamin Von Wong took this a step further by manipulating fire in a realistic, yet surreal way. Although their images differ quite a bit, they both shared the concept to capture fire with as much control as it would allow.