Christian Weber’s New Book Explosions Paints With Energy

September 25, 2014

By Dzana Tsomondo


Christian Weber had the idea to create a series of photographs of explosions after using pyrotechnics on a fashion shoot.

Some appear as wraiths, twisting phosphorescent and half-formed out of a looming void. Others are roiling clouds of fire and pitch, echoes of primordial conflagrations. Christian Weber, who reveals that he always wanted to be a painter, cheekily describes the process that produced his new book, Explosions, as “painting with energy” and indeed, there is a depth and abstraction to...

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