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Explosions Create Split-Second Illusions of Light


In these photographs by Joschi Herczeg and Daniele Kaehr, the artistic team captures a single, exciting moment in a mundane, domestic surrounding. For this series Explosion, the team synchronized a camera with a custom-built detonator to snap a photo at the exact moment of explosion. The results are these mysterious blobs of light within domestic settings—a cloud hovering over an everyday lamp, a ghostly shape emerging from underneath a doorframe.

By freezing a split second of time in an unpredictable, explosive environment, Herczeg and Kaehr capture a moment of peace from an otherwise chaotic experience. Their bio describes, “Their fascination lay in making order out of chaos and freezing an ephemeral creation; each image is like a chance sculpture—the artists themselves were uncertain of the shape, colour and size they would form.”



Joschi Herczeg and Daniele Kaehr on Bafa Foto
via [Job’s Wife]

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