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High-Speed Photography: Exploding Figurines

September 16, 2011

We ran across German photographer Martin Klimas some years ago, so he’s probably made the rounds on the internet a time or two. We think he deserves another one. Here’s an artist’s statement from a 2007 show:

Martin Klimas may carefully control his studio environment, but his pictures are greatly left to chance. With a strobe light and one sheet of film, Klimas captures each individual experience of a porcelain figurine being dropped and obliterated. As the statuettes in his pictures fall to their fragile demise, Klimas is able to capture a new structure that only exists for an instant.

We’ll give you just one example:

 

 

(Click on photo to enlarge.)

Much more to see over at the website of Martin Klimas.

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