In Tricycle Magazine

My photographs of gasoline explosions have been getting a lot of attention lately, and I'm always eager for someone to put them to creative use. Tricycle Magazine has used them to illustrate an article about monks and self-immolation. I think it's a pitch-perfect use of my images, because they are both beautiful and violent, and because an abstract image is so much better than a literal one to illustrate such a fraught topic.

The article describes the long history of the act of self-immolation, and is surprising. Preview it at