you probably guessed it by now that the german photographer we’re talking about is martin klimas. the man loves turning what we everyday mortals look at as normal household paraphernalia into stunning photographs that capture the static and the dynamic, together in one beautiful photograph.
in the fifth edition of his flower vases series, he again shoots steel bullets straight at beautiful flower vases and captures the image right at the point of impact.
martin says, “it is not so much the moment of impact, but the transformation taking place in one seven-thousandth of a second. While the top half of the photograph remains poised in an absolutely harmonious still life, utter chaos has erupted below. the contrast of motionlessness and top speed explodes the triteness of the subject. the simultaneous presence of two distinct states and the improbable serenity of the pictures are positively spellbinding.”
martin’s journey into high speed photography and his work with shattered objects began when he started photographing porcelain figurines right at the point of impact. you can check out the shattered porcelain figurines series here.