In the photo series “Smoke & Fire,” photographer Rob Prideaux uses stencils and other tools to shape and manipulate fire into unusual forms. Most of what you see is real—the photos are only lightly retouched on Photoshop. For more on Prideaux’s process check out his blog and his interview with PDN.

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