Since starting to photograph stone, I've been in awe of pietersite. Pietersite is a rare, and therefore very expensive mineral, but in terms of reflectance and color, it has almost no match. For 'Brush Fire' I was able to get my hands on a small sample of red Pietersite, which has pockets of the famous flash of color that makes it such a sough after specimen.
With the proper lighting, and photography, I was able to bring out the full range of color of the stone, creating a wildy vibrant red canvas, interspersed with deep blacks where the stone lacked any luminescence.
The final step was to wrap the print around the leggings to ensure a clean, and form fitting design. The final design has a nice mixture of vibrant red, mixed with the black as it appears in the print. The balance of color to dark adds a great contrast, creating depth in the design.