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Welcome to Flame Friends Arts & Photo

The home of Seattle's Fireplay Experts

  • We are a flame effects and photography team based in Seattle. We specialize in safely setting people and objects on fire and capturing that magic.


    With Jed as Fire Master and Jeff behind the lens, we have been
    setting humans on fire and photographing the experience since 2020.


    We have shot thousands of flame portraits, co-created with our subjects, and we do so with the utmost concern for safety. Hire us to spice up your next party or campaign!

  • Seattle Erotic Arts

    Selected as Seattle Erotic Arts Festival gallery exhibitor

    2022, 2023 & 2024 for Visual Art


    Photography by Jeff Hicks


    Fire by Jeff Vassallo

  • Safety

    You will not get burned! We follow strict safety procedures ensuring your safety. You will however get a bit wet.

  • Experience

    With decades of fire-performance work under our belts and no injuries, we know how to be safe while still having a good time and making beautiful art.

  • Fun!

    This is a unique offering you won’t find anywhere else! Come play with fire and capture images that will last a lifetime.

  • Excitement

    Come face a primal fear and emerge unscathed! Try out this wild experience with us.

  • Events & Parties

    We specialize in parties! We will come to your event, give a safety briefing, discuss our process, and consult with you on the images you want to create for each person. It will be a night you'll never forget.

    • Each person gets a unique shoot
    • Priced at $150 per person
  • Custom Photoshoot

    Want something just for you? A boudoir shoot in your home or our studio? A non-contact fire session where you are surrounded by fire but untouched? We customize these to your desire. Perfect for couples or individuals.

    • Full Fire and Photo Experience
    • Starting at $900
  • Fine Art Prints

    Turn your image into stunning metal wall art with depth and texture that you just can’t get on paper or canvas.


    We don’t make art, we forge it.

    Contact Jeff to custom order prints.

  • Jeff Hicks

    Creative Director & Photographer

    E: jeff@flamefriends.com

    T: (206) 395-5519


    I have been into photography since I was ten years old and picked up a Polaroid camera for the first time. Since then I’ve worked as a newspaper photojournalist, events photographer, and feel I have found my calling in the art of fireplay.


    As a fire performer and flame artist, I have been “playing with fire” for over 20 years, and I am mesmerized by the beauty found in fire light. Flame portraits allow me capture the moments people face a primal elemental fear with their own bodies and come away empowered.


    The delight and range of emotions I get to see and capture in my lens and images light up my life.

  • Jed Vassallo

    Firemaster & Fire Safety

    E: meaningoflife.j@gmail.com

    T: (206) 395-5519


    I have over 20 years of experience with fireplay and fire performance having toured and performed with several Circus groups in some the biggest venues in the Northwest, including the Gorge.


    To me fire is primal. It is integral to what it means to be human. It’s part of our celebrations, it can destroy, but also bring about growth, and its beauty is unmatched.


    Harnessing fire as an art form has been one of the greatest pleasures of my life. Not just the joy it brings me as a performer, but the joy it brings to everyone who watches or participates.

Let's start a project together!