FIRE!! So many ways to view its effect. Maybe this is the remainder of what is left after the excess has been burned away? Purged by Fire.
Maybe this is a picture of the internal fire that burns within? Unstoppable.
Could the man in the picture possibly be in the presence of a great consuming fire and a shadow is cast? Association.
Maybe this is the final glimpse of what he was before dissolving into mere ashes? Memories.
Could it possibly be a glimpse of what an eternal ban to Hell looks like? Damnation
One thing is true, anything that fire consumes can never return to what it was previously!! Burn Baby Burn!!