We are very lucky to have become friends with Mandy and George, two amazing people who live near Poptun in the Peten region of Guatemala. One of the many reasons they are so amazing is La Semilla del Fuego (The Seed of Fire), a fire spinning group they started. The group performs at events around the region and here’s a look at their mesmerizing work, including video.
For the full effect, check out our video, below, of Mandy and George spinning fire with their troupe La Semilla del Fuego.
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Fire spinning looks like some sort of digital artwork when captured in photographs. How does one get into fire spinning I wonder… Very cool!
I would imagine the answer to how one gets into it would be… very carefully.
You start practicing with non-fire poi’s (the name of the things you spin), I was given a little tutorial and gave up after 5 minutes. Had there been any fire involved I would have been a pile of ash in a matter of moments.
Love this post! I’ve seen fire spinning before at all-night drumming festivals in the US. Amazing. I like your photos and how they captured the fire. Great stuff!
Not only is the fire spinning impressive, but so are your photos of all the action.
Great shots! I wish I had a camera that could come close to capturing those!
These photos are siiiiick. I’d be way too terrified to try fire spinning, hahaha.
These shots are amazing! If I even try to take a photo of a street light at night the whole thing comes out blurry lol these look perfect!
Love fire poi… seeing it in action is amazing and always delivers some great photos! Unfortunately I am terrible at it, but some friends are pretty good :-)
WOW, this is seriously cool. Great pics!
These pictures aRe amazing! They look like so much fun!
I remember the last fire show I’ve been to. It was windy and the guys had lots of problems to control the fire. I realized that to do a fire show outside it’s even more difficult than it looks. Thanks for the great pics and post.
The fire spinning designs are beautiful- great photos!