‘Boom City’ takes a beautiful look inside your Fourth of July fireworks

Typically, fireworks are celebrated for their explosive beauty, but Seattle-based photographer Andrew Waits has found another way to enjoy them: by cutting them in half. In a series titled “Boom City,” Waits presents a number of workaday fireworks you might find in your local seasonal shop — everything from Roman candles to pop-its, the wadded-up pieces of paper you throw at the ground for a quick bang. Most have been meticulously cut down the middle, displaying the different layers of…

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