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Exploded! Photographer Dissects Objects

Texas based photographer Adam Voorhes takes four objects (telephone, frog, gun, etch-a-sketch) and dissects them for his photo essay entitled Exploded. The frog in particular looks like an illustration, but is indeed a photograph.

Voorhes explains his process (via It's Nice That):

"...I broke open two Etch-A-Sketchs. My producer dissected a bunch of bull frogs, and we dismembered the phone, the gun was the easy one. Etch-A-Sketches are a lot messier than you'd think, and hard to open. A lot worse than a frog. We pried the first one open with a screw driver and aluminum powder and little plastic beads went flying everywhere. We had to get a second and drill a hole in it to get more powder for the shot. I never realized how they worked – little wires on pulleys connect to a point that scrapes the aluminum powder off of the screen. Or something like that. However it works it's clever and close to magic.

As the photography part goes, I try to be patient and make as much happen in front of the camera as I can – we float things on plates of glass, acrylic blocks, and hang things from wire. That way I don't have to sit in front of my computer for two long, but it goes both ways..."

Exploded! Photographer Dissects Objects

Exploded! Photographer Dissects Objects

Exploded! Photographer Dissects Objects

Exploded! Photographer Dissects Objects

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I love this type of photography - it's so beautiful.

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