Between June and December 2015, five books were produced documenting the recurring motif of a candle burning down at five locations relevant to Hessam Samavatian. Using ten Polaroids its lifespan of about eight hours is recorded in stages, from the moment it is lit to the moment it goes out: 1) at the work table, 2) in the studio, 3) in the stairwell of the University of Applied Arts, 4) at the University of Applied Arts, and 5) on the way home. “Only when the candle is burning is it in its element. It exists inasmuch as it passes.” (Hessam Samavatian) Photography cannot compete against transience, but against oblivion. The Polaroid once again emphasises the moment that inscribes itself in its chemistry and reappears a little later as an image. At the end of each session, both the candle and Polaroid pack have been used up.