Photographer Martin Klimas is back again with another in his ongoing series of high speed photography. We previously showed you when he took some incredible images of shattering porcelain dolls; this time it’s flower vases. But rather than drop them, this time Klimas has caused their explosion by shooting them with steel balls. The photographs capture what happens in just a seventh of a second in time.
But what’s important is the contrasting effect that remains. While the top half of the photograph features a still and serene beautiful flower, the bottom half has become utter chaos. What once was as calm as the top half is now an explosion of energy and a destruction of harmony. They have shattered into thousands of pieces, leaving a sense of triteness to the vases and the flowers they once held. In one brief moment, a single picture contains two distinct states of being. View more of Martin’s work by visiting his website.