High Speed Photographs of Exploding Lightbulbs


As part of an ongoing exploration of high speed photography, Jon Smith has been filling standard incandescent light bulbs with various objects, liquids and other substances before causing them to explode in front of his camera. In some of his more interesting shots the photographer experiments by first dipping the bulb in paint, or carefully layering different colors of sand to create unexpected patterns as everything is hurled through the air. A number of Smith’s photos are being turned into metal prints which will be on exhibition at Fisher’s Town Hall later this year. See much more in his photostream.

Posted by Christopher Jobson [via thisiscolossal.com]

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One Response to High Speed Photographs of Exploding Lightbulbs

  1. Marthafied says:

    Stunning images!! And amazing to see how different they look depending on what was inside the bulb!

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