Martin Klimas destroys a lot of stuff to make his art. And we mean that in the most literal sense.
Born in 1971, in Germany, the photographer specializes in registering objects at the moment they shatter, sometimes dropping them from a certain height, sometimes hitting them with a projectile.
Porcelain figures, flower vases and fruits are the main targets of his destructive fury, which, however, is very controlled. In order to shoot the wonderful pictures of the porcelain figures, for instance, he had to synchronize sound and light, programming the flash to go off when the object hit the ground. “I do this procedure many times or until I find the one frame that is just right. Every attempt yields a unique outcome, so I need to look for the one that best expresses a transformation of the figurine into a new form”, he explains.
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