Raphael Hefti is a Swiss engineer turned artist who experiments with materials and processes. With his engineering background he knows how to manipulate substances so that they create magical forms and colours. His ‘photographs’ are photopaper Lycopodium applied to the surface. Lycopodium is a moss that when powdered is highly flammable and has been used in fireworks and in the theatre. It also has electrical properties and when mixed with water it appears to move. The photos are alive with colour where the powder reacts with the chemicals on paper and creates burning patterns.

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