Some of us are allergic to Christmas cheers. Alan Sailor has the perfect thing for these people: the fantastic sight of seeing Christmas ornaments get shot to smithereens by a pellet rifle. He doesn’t use any extra-spiffy equipment too, just a micro-second guided spark flash. For our part, we don’t hate Christmas, we just love explosions and colours.
Tim Tadder is a creative visual communicator who has produced award winning work for Adidas, Bud, Coke Zero, ut his innovative Water Wig series is really putting him ‘a head’ of the game. These fantastic and bizarre freeze frames were created by dropping water balloons on some big bald heads.
Swiss photographer Fabian Oefner used high-speed flash photography to capture the brief life of soap bubbles. The bubbles reflect a vivid spectrum of colors just before they burst. They pop after just a few seconds, leaving behind tiny soap particles in the air.
To create something beautiful through high-speed photography requires a lot of planning and patience. Photographer Jack Long’s series of photographs entitled Liquid Vessels and Blooms came about through his explorations with splash photography, which led him to create original ways to photograph liquids in motion. Or fluid suspensions, as he likes to call it. Through extensive experimentation, he was able to shape and color liquids in forms resembling flowers and was successful in creating each photo with just a single capture of the camera, without the use of photoshop to create composited images. What you see is how it was shot. Now that’s some major skill right there.
Magnum ice-cream created a new forming process based around continuous extrusions that allows them to shape in three dimensions. Confused? So are we. But the concept for the advertising campaign was to create art out of the innovative reformulation of the ingredients.