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Olympus E-3, 54mm, 1/25 Sec, f/7.1, ISO 100 Playing with matches series
Copyright © 2011 Richard G. Witham All rights reserved
FEATURED in Shameless Self-promotion June, 2011


match, matches, still, still life, humor, burn, burnt, burned, burning, flame, smoke, head, black, play, drama, humanity, inspirational, spiritual

My focus as a photographer and digital artist ranges from traditional photography to PhotoArt compilation and the less explored world of abstract design created with natural elements such as smoke, oil and water.

Copyright © Richard G Witham

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  • Kathilee
    Kathileealmost 3 years ago

    Why do I feel sad about that? lol

  • Well, loosing his head should probably be the least of his worries at this point
    Thanks for the great comment Kathilee :-)

    – Richard G Witham

  • angwickham
    angwickhamalmost 3 years ago

    what a brilliantly clever series!

  • Thank you very much Ang :-)

    – Richard G Witham

  • © Pauline Wherrell
    © Pauline Wher...almost 3 years ago

    Thisa is amazing Richard! Love it!

  • Thank you so much Pauline, I’m glad you like it :-)

    – Richard G Witham

  • shanghaiwu
    shanghaiwualmost 3 years ago
  • Woohooo! What a great honor. Thank you very much :-)

    – Richard G Witham

  • Emilie Trammell
    Emilie Trammellalmost 3 years ago

  • cieloverde
    cieloverdealmost 3 years ago

    Me parece un juego interesante ,con arte y originalidad.
    El fondo oscuro y la llama pronto a apagrase da calidez a la composiciòn.
    Congratulaciones !…………..

  • Mil gracias Liliana. Si me gusta el drama que crean estos pobres cerillos :-)

    – Richard G Witham

  • linaji
    linajialmost 3 years ago

    really amazing work Richard, you have used simplicity to tell a tale as old as a soul… so many human stories infact.. wow! FAV

  • Yes; I think it’s the simplicity, or the drama exhibited by such simple characters, that keeps me drawn to this series. I like them all, but I think this one is my favorite so far. Thank you so much for looking and commenting Lina. I always appreciate your thoughts on my artwork.

    – Richard G Witham

  • LindaR
    LindaRalmost 3 years ago

    excellent series Richard ~ love this one ~ !!! xx

  • Thank you very much Linda :-)

    – Richard G Witham

  • Redviolin
    Redviolinalmost 3 years ago


  • Thank you very much :-)

    – Richard G Witham

  • John Fish
    John Fishalmost 3 years ago

    gorgeous photography. there is a tragic quality to this. and ending? a death? the natural, quick blaze of energy and then it’s over.

  • Yes, I had no intention of tragedy but the destiny of a match is a fiery one, unless of course they happen to escape and take their own path – then life is simply a matter of avoiding scratchy surfaces :-)
    Thank you so much for your thoughtful comments John.

    – Richard G Witham

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