exploding food photography by alan sailer
jan 24, 2012
exploding food photography by alan sailer

exploding food photography by alan sailer
(above) ‘lychee nut detonation’
all images © ian sailer




working in his garage with a homebuilt air-gap flash rather than any special camera, american artist alan sailer captures the explosion of foods and other objects when impacted at high speeds. to take his photographers, sailer uses a micro-second guided spark flash, which he built himself based on an article from a 1974 volume of scientific american and information found online. to create the explosions, he uses a PVC or copper cannon to launch pellets and marbles at his subjects.

‘nuck nuck neccos’


‘funky chocolate lineup’


‘voyage to the planet of frozen strawberries’




‘las tres paletas’


‘poisoned apple’


‘dum-dum bunny’


‘not so smarties’


‘squirt ball’

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