"Flaming Bambosa"

Joeli Schwartz

Digital Photography

January 2018: pop

Volume I - Issue 3


       Before capturing Flaming Bambosa, Photographer Joeli Schwartz noticed the reflective rainbow lights of three lightsabers and their treatment on model Michael Deschaine. 

       "People think they need fancy equipment to take good pictures but as long as your telling your story, you can use your phone and a couple of light sabers," Schwartz said.

       Flaming Bambosa is inspired by inspired by social norms and the idea of a person having to hide their true selves. According the Schwartz, the title is just autocorrect nonsense.

       "Telling others your self worth will only bring you and those around you down. It's through silent action that will show people what you truly are," Schwartz said.


"There's no need to change who you are for others. The way you act naturally is the thing that will cause you to be noticed by those who may not have even known they were looking for you. It's what will allow you to truly  P O P."

—Joeli Schwartz