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At the point of impact: Visceral, violent photographs of fighting porcelain figures
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Martin Klimas

These fascinating energetic photographs of crashing porcelain figurines are by German photographer Martin Klimas. What I love about these is Klimas is able to capture the exact moment when something that was once inanimate is given life, action and violence. You can actually “see” the force and impact of the kick or the punch. Very clever.

From a height of three meters, porcelain figurines are dropped on the ground, and the sound they make when they hit trips the shutter release. The result: razor-sharp images of disturbing beauty—temporary sculptures made visible to the human eye by high-speed photography technology.

You can view more of Klimas’ work at his website








h/t Richard Swanson!

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