Don’t drop that! At least not before photographer Martin Klimas sets up his camera to capture the moment these delicate porcelain dolls hit the ground and shatter into a thousand pieces.
For the series “Porcelain Figurines” Martin has constructed a photography rig triggered by the sound of sculptures hitting the floor. All this to capture a mid-shattering shot filled with details that are usually lost in the moment. The artist gives away all control when he releases the sculptures from 9 feet up (around 3 metres), so all planning has to be done beforehand with a hope that it’ll turn out good.
The final results show these dolls take a life of their own by creating unexpected new contexts by themselves. Some of them even break into epic fist fights. Because hey, they have to channel that energy somewhere…
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