Alan Sailer is an artist specializing in high-speed photography. He has a penchant for shooting, as well as exploding things like fruit, household items, and all sorts of toys he finds at flea markets, home sales, and thrift stores. He carefully photographs the process of the explosion, conveying in detail the moment of the immediate destruction of the object.
All of Alan’s work is done in his garage, using a homemade high-speed flash device based on blueprints from a 1974 science magazine.
The results of his photography speak for themselves. Here are only two dozen interesting photos from more than a thousand shots of an explosive photographer. For a change, I advise you to also visit the selection of cauliflower explosions from Brock Davis
Here’s how Corral’s colored pencils explode:
Farewell to the plastic toy:
Journey to the planet of frozen strawberries:
Chocolate Bunny Dam-Dam:
Too much energy in a drink:
Bullet hitting glass
Explosion for Christmas:
Raw Egg Explosion:
Funny Explosion Shapes:
Allegory with an alligator:
This jelly will never be the same again:
See also photos of explosions by Jeffrey Short, another pyrotechnics lover