When the whole wire wool thing was pretty cool and new a decade or more ago, many photographers stocked up. Then the idiots discovered it. These days, it’s become a bit of a boring and cliché subject. Some of us, though, still have mountains of the stuff sitting in our garage that we could never possibly use. The good news is, it can still make an excellent photographic subject, especially with a macro lens.
This video from the Macro Room shows what it looks like when you burn wire wool up close. It’s a mesmerising video, and offers all kinds of suggestions for things to try yourself.