Exploding Lightbulbs Filled with Objects by Jon Smith

Exploding Lightbulbs Filled with Objects by Jon Smith

Exploding Lightbulbs Filled with Objects by Jon Smith

Jon Smith is a photographer and scientist currently residing in Fishers, Indiana under the name of Wide Eyed Illuminations (WEI Photography). The popular Flickr photographer has been experimenting with incandescent light bulbs and high-speed photography by Filling each bulb with paints, liquid, powder and other assorted items and then deliberately triggers them to explode, capturing the moment of impact.

Exploding Lightbulbs Filled with Objects by Jon Smith

Exploding Lightbulbs Filled with Objects by Jon Smith

Besides the wonderful forms that the shattering glass creates, Smith’s photos burst with color, as every light bulb is filled with colored objects. With the movement and the colors combined, every picture comes out incredibly dynamic and radiates energy. Each picture is unique, every explosion different and every outcome a colorful surprise.

Exploding Lightbulbs Filled with Objects by Jon Smith

Exploding Lightbulbs Filled with Objects by Jon Smith

On his Flickr profile, Jon remarks:

“I choose to primarily work with light bulbs because they are an everyday item that most people ignore. By bringing them out of their element, filling them and shooting them, I can create an interesting focal point that sparks imagination and allows people to see the wonderful things that happen in a typically ‘unseen moment’.

There is a certain unpredictability with high speed photography that I’m drawn to. It allows you to capture the unseen, the transition between before and after. It shows the beauty in destruction. Sure, it starts out as a normal light bulb and ends as a pile of broken glass, but for just a split second, it’s something beautiful – and to capture that is wonderful.”

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