The Morning News has a a great piece on Martin Klimas, an artist that uses sound to capture movement.
I drop the figurine from the same height in complete darkness while the lens of the camera is open. When the figurine hits the ground, the sound triggers the lights to go off for a fraction of a second.
The moment of impact is poetic:
Read more and see more at The Morning News.
Tor Løvskogénon 11 Sep 07
I wonder how many he has to break to get one decent image.
Skellieon 11 Sep 07
There’s a strange beauty about those images, particularly the first and the second. Something to do with a sense of frozen time, I guess.
Will Greenon 11 Sep 07
Very cool. You can almost hear the figurine shattering.
ChrisFizikon 11 Sep 07
wow .. pretty c00l
reminds me of stuff dipped in liquid nitrogen….
ScribbleSheeton 11 Sep 07
Love the first and second. Really cool.
Yossefon 11 Sep 07
Excellent. I’ve seen other images like this with splashing liquid, popping balloon, and breaking glasses. Something about using a person figurine gives it a wonderful quality.
The technique, for anyone into photography, is simple and straightforward, and almost the only way to do it (or the only way that is both simple and straightforward).
It also reminds me of the end of The Usual Suspects, with the coffee mug being dropped and shattering on the floor. I love how the multiple views of that are quite obviously multiple takes.
Josh Walshon 11 Sep 07
Jean-Michel Decombeon 11 Sep 07
Does anyone know where you can buy the figurines he used for the pictures?
Mimoon 11 Sep 07
mmmon 11 Sep 07
Ironically , the photo gallery could really benefit from lightbox’s auto resizing. On my laptop i needed to scroll each time a new pic loaded to be able to see it.
James Scott-Brownon 11 Sep 07
Make magazine ran an article about High Speed Photography with instructions on making a sound or light operated strobe from the flash in a disposable camera. They also sell a kit with preassembled flash trigger, and have a Flickr pool with some pretty impressive photos.
Erikon 15 Sep 07
I love the second one…it looks like the birds have been liberated from the figurine.
Kasperon 15 Sep 07
Yeah, that’s what first caught my eye as well Erik.
mosaicarton 15 Sep 07
Hey, what do you do with all those shattered pieces ? I’m a mosaic artist, and could have a field day with them when you’re through.
chrison 16 Sep 07
i’m not one to call photoshop.. but these look photoshopped.. look at the shadows etc…
Wesley Tanakaon 17 Sep 07
Yajairaon 17 Sep 07
pretty colors have the secong pic
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