I have candles on the brain. Seems I've been staring at them all week. Oh well, tomorrow offers respite.
Hiroshi Sugimoto had the same fixation. To make each of the images below he lit a candle, opened the windows of his home, opened his camera shutter, and let the let the wind and flame mingle. Several hours later he closed the shutter. The resulting images, from Sugimoto's 1998 series In Praise of Shadows, show that candles are a bit like snowflakes or movie theaters or holidays. No two flames are exactly the same.