Burnt Matchstick Animals

A bright spark has come up with an ingenious new art form – made out of nothing but fire and spent matches. Stanislav Aristov – who doesn’t even smoke – struck up the idea while playing with a pack of matches as he decided what to photograph for a competition. And now the Russian IT specialist has become widely recognised in his native country for his swirling and colourful art works.

A bright spark has come up with an ingenious new art form - made out of nothing but fire and spent matches. Stanislav Aristov - who doesn't even smoke - struck up the idea while playing with a pack of matches as he decided what to photograph for a competition. And now the Russian IT specialist has become widely recognised in his native country for his swirling and colourful art works.

A bright spark has come up with an ingenious new art form - made out of nothing but fire and spent matches. Stanislav Aristov - who doesn't even smoke - struck up the idea while playing with a pack of matches as he decided what to photograph for a competition. And now the Russian IT specialist has become widely recognised in his native country for his swirling and colourful art works.

A bright spark has come up with an ingenious new art form - made out of nothing but fire and spent matches. Stanislav Aristov - who doesn't even smoke - struck up the idea while playing with a pack of matches as he decided what to photograph for a competition. And now the Russian IT specialist has become widely recognised in his native country for his swirling and colourful art works.

A bright spark has come up with an ingenious new art form - made out of nothing but fire and spent matches. Stanislav Aristov - who doesn't even smoke - struck up the idea while playing with a pack of matches as he decided what to photograph for a competition. And now the Russian IT specialist has become widely recognised in his native country for his swirling and colourful art works.