A portrait of a Mayan warrior performing a traditional fire ritual in Quintana Roo, Mexico.

Quest For Fire

By Marlon Porter

Panasonic Lumix DC-G9; 56mm f/1.4 lens; ISO 4000; 56mm; f/1.6; 1/400s

A portrait of a Mayan warrior performing a traditional fire ritual in Quintana Roo, Mexico.

Don’s response

Filling the frame and dialling up the drama with the extra dark vignetting are exactly right for this spectacular figure.

The lick of flame on the performer’s hand is a real Chef’s kiss too.

Photographer Marlon Porter’s theatrical and technically accomplished image would make a great lobby card or poster for the performance.

Note perfect.

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