exploding food photography by alan sailer
exploding food photography by alan sailer 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.

exploding food photography by alan sailer ‘nuck nuck neccos’


exploding food photography by alan sailer ‘funky chocolate lineup’


exploding food photography by alan sailer ‘voyage to the planet of frozen strawberries’


exploding food photography by alan sailer ‘avocadolypse’


exploding food photography by alan sailer ‘las tres paletas’


exploding food photography by alan sailer ‘poisoned apple’


exploding food photography by alan sailer ‘dum-dum bunny’


exploding food photography by alan sailer ‘not so smarties’


exploding food photography by alan sailer ‘squirt ball’

  • love it!

    Darija SH says:
  • me too!

    Gabriel says:
  • Me three!

    Camilo says:
  • awesome

    ramsesc says:
  • me four!

    hanna says:
  • Astounded. Amazed. Awed. Beautiful. Bitchin. Brilliant. Charming. Creative. Cathartic. Delicious. Delirious. Dynamic. And so forth and so on. Seriously.

    ! says:
  • this is soooo cool!

    yoce. says:
  • me five!

    z3z says:
  • six!

    mb says:
  • Oh my Dog. I love it. How do I buy one?

    OmiOmiO says:
  • There’s a hair on that popsicle…

    ldd says:
  • it’s a very beautiful

    Anzhelika says:
  • hair cream is not very

    JBorodina says:
  • I would love to see ‘squirt ball’ can at rest after explosion. I want to know how the aluminum formed from impact. 🙂

    Ty says:
  • And the point is? What a wate of food!

    Steve B says:
  • Hello there! I know this really is kinda off subject but I used to be questioning which blog site platform will you be working with for this site? I’m acquiring fed up of WordPress simply because I’ve had issues with hackers and I’m investigating alternatives for a different platform. I might be fantastic when you could stage me in the route of a superior platform.

    proacto says:
  • we do have our own software, and we develop our pages. designboom does not use a blog site platform.

    designboom says:
  • Quick, someone buy this dude a high speed video camera!

    wombatguy says:

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