aesthetic accident

You may have read the article on the rail accident in The Ukraine that set ablaze an insane amount of red phosphorus. I came across this photograph of the accident and I was immediately struck by the beauty of the photograph. The heat from the flames, the firefighters, it’s a bit like watching a several hundred years old painting. Everything seems to carefully balanced. The photographer’s name is Yriy Kalinak.

Stunning and horrible at the same time. Here is the picture in context.