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Kaboom! Explosive photography inspired by video games from artist Ueli Alder

Posted by Liv Siddall,

The only thing more terrifying than actually being in the centre of one of these cataclysmic explosions is how cool these photos are. Now before you get too excited, I will warn you that these images aren’t real– they are in fact Photoshopped collages created using found images off the good old internet. But, to be honest, who cares if these babies aren’t real? Artist Ueli Alder, who gets his inspiration from war-themed video games, is interested in the romantic nature of these images and how we will, in the future, react to images of real explosions when we are used to being exposed to such extravagant falsity in the games.

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Posted by Liv Siddall

Liv joined It’s Nice That as an intern in 2011 and is now one of our editors. She oversees itsnicethat.com and has a particular interest in illustration, photography and music videos. She also runs our London listings site This At There, and is a regular on our Studio Audience podcast.