Cross-Sectioned Fireworks Shows That They Are Simpler Than You’ve Thought

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Earlier this month was United States Independence day which means lots and lots of fireworks. For the rest of us who are fireworks-challenged, photographer Andrew Waits provides some insights on how those flowers of fire are built.

Seattle-based Andrew created Boom City – a photo series of cross-sectioned fireworks showing their interiors against a black background.

For me it was a surprise that most of those crackers were actually quite simple – a fuse, a charge and some powder.

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[Boom City | Andrew Waits | h/t Simon E.]

  • Ohio

    Nice if you said what each is, I know most, and some are incomplete.

    • ext237

      OR … you could click on the link and read the interesting post that Udi is bringing to our attention.

  • ext237

    Trying to imagine being the guy with an X-acto knife, slowly slicing these open, hoping they don’t spark and sever a finger! A very clever and well done series.