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Check out Alan Sailer's explosive photo gallery

8:00 AM on 10.25.2012 // Jeremy Emerje Crocker

High speed photography + explosions = art!

There's really two ways to play with a toy: the right way and the wrong way. The wrong way usually involves something destructive like firecrackers, BB guns, or a good log splitting axe. It's very much a 'boy thing' to do and is the reason many of our favorite playthings didn't survive past our teen years. I shudder to think how many of my own childhood toys found themselves on the wrong end of a hammer. Still, even as adults there's a constant fascination with watching things blow up and there's no better way to appreciate the beauty (or in some cases, the horror) of it than with high speed photography. Alan Sailer has been hard at work blowing up everything he can get his hands on and aiming to capture the perfect moment in pictures. There's a large number of toys and dolls in his gallery as well as bottles, various fruits, ornaments, electronics, and anything else that will give off a good show!

A certain Naruto character likes to say that art is an explosion meant to be enjoyed in the moment. I do believe Deidara would be very happy with the results of Alan's work. Below is only a small sample of the over 1200 pictures on Alan's flickr page so be sure to go there and see the results of his years of work.

[via Geeks are Sexy Technology News]

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Jeremy Crocker here, probably better known around the net as Emerje, I'm an associate editor here at Tomopop. I've been an avid figure collector my entire life. There's no time when I can remembe... more   |   staff directory

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