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Work / Photography

Ian Sailer

lan Sailer’s Flickr is a danger to your productivity. His photos depict the exact moment when a detonation mini-rig/pellet rifle he’s firing makes an everyday object explode and the high-speed flash he built in his garage capture the spectacular obliteration. Food-stuffs are the primary victims with customised baubles coming in a close second. The sheer plethora of destructive experimentation and precision image-making recalls the iconic Harold Edgerton and his images of nuclear explosions – from the other end of the scale spectrum but captured in the same thousandth of a second that Sailer utilises to such unreal effect.