I felt the original of this lacked impact so I decided to go back to the table top and re-shoot.

Many matches were hurt in the production of this image.


red, smoke, out, sticks, burnt, match, exhaustion

John Robb is a photographer from Melbourne who likes to look an the other direction with a camera and find new and interesting perspectives on life and the world.

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  • Noel Elliot
    Noel Elliotabout 6 years ago

    Great shot. I’ll bet this wasn’t easy to get right

  • sticky
    stickyabout 6 years ago

    Ooooh real clever shot, wonderful smoke detail……………. brilliant x

  • Larry Varley
    Larry Varleyabout 6 years ago

    Great idea, well shot

  • Jonah Gautier
    Jonah Gautierabout 6 years ago

    Perfect!! you did it on the second shoot! great work.

  • Bill Fonseca
    Bill Fonsecaabout 6 years ago

    Awesome John, Loved the original and love this one as well. Very clever.

  • Sarah Moore
    Sarah Mooreabout 6 years ago

    Very cool!

  • Paul Louis Villani
    Paul Louis Vil...about 6 years ago

    Great work mate! :D

  • mikepaulhamus
    mikepaulhamusabout 6 years ago
    smoke great effect ! excellent the way the swirl was just right. nice.
  • midzing
    midzingabout 6 years ago

    fantastic shot John, well done

  • Adrian Jeffs
    Adrian Jeffsabout 6 years ago

    great concept Mr Robb.. good to see you back…

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