Every year, nine days in a row, in the Mexican ton of Tultepec, is held a national pyrotechnics festival, which attracts not only manufacturers and onlookers. An essential part of the crown are pyromaniacs.
In addition to the usual to all festivals events, the main event of the festival are all kinds of firework shows. New York photographer Thomas Prior visited the festival and made some impressive shots. The most interesting contest of the event is called Castillos. Within 15 days, the contestants are building castles from wood, paper and fireworks. Installed on platforms, these structures go through city streets, randomly exploding and sparkling.
Photo by Thomas Prior