Christopher Coville's most recent exhibition Works of Fire is explosive . . . or the result of an explosion at least. This series of photographs, on display at Bokeh Gallery through the end of the month, was created through a process of igniting gunpowder on silver gelatin paper.
The images look celestial from a distance, but up close, the detail and texture reminds us of something closer to home. Perhaps the only thing more intriguing than the images themselves is the method with which they were created.
We spoke to Coville recently about the methodology of this latest artistic endeavor, and how it fits into both his personal career and the photographic medium at large.