Each year in late October, some of my favorite people and I celebrate Harvest Fest. None of us harvest anything that I’m aware of, but it’s none funtheless. This year, Mat built an admirable bonfire complete with wood, cardboard, shelving, and a black leather sectional. I decided to timelapse the evening’s harvestivities at one exposure every five seconds. Coupled with music by Jordan Hancock, the result is a wispy moonlit exploration into the consuming power of flame, fueled by friendship, stoked by fellowship, never to be extinguished.


Written by Ryan Staples

Professional videographer, proficient photographer, practicing writer. Imperfect perfectionist.