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Photography

Cloud-Like Explosions Photographed in Midair by Ken Hermann

December 3, 2016

Christopher Jobson

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For his latest photographic series Explosion2.0, Copenhagen-based photographer Ken Hermann went big. Partnering with a pyrotechnics expert, he captured this series of suspended explosions illuminated with a strobe light that seem to hover in the air like clouds. Each image is all the more mysterious because the origins of each detonation are obscured, as if the blasts were spontaneous. Explosion2.0 is the second in a series of photos that began with some slightly less controlled blasts in part 1. (via This Isn’t Happiness)

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Amazing Documentary

Kaboom! A Couple Falls in Love While Skydiving and Spends the Next 30 Years Creating Pyrotechnic Shows

February 26, 2015

Christopher Jobson

For their latest Op-Doc, the New York Times traveled to El Salvador where they caught up with Rich and Dee Gibson, an unusual couple who have spent their entire relationship literally playing with fire. Sparks first flew when the couple met while skydiving. Rich (a Vietnam vet) was the pilot and Dee (formerly employed by the Army Corps of Engineers) was jumping. By 1981 they founded a pyrotechnic business out of Rockford, Illinois and for the next three decades designed orchestrated explosions for air shows.

If the story of the Gibson’s relationship isn’t enough, watch the short documentary above to see what extraordinary passion and love for your craft looks like. The Gibsons mention that in 30 years in the business “no spectator, crewmember, or volunteer has been hurt or injured.” You can read a bit more over on the New York Times.

 

 



Music

Autoerotique: Turn Up The Volume

April 4, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Some hot cakesplosive action in this new music video for Autoerotique. Directed by Miles Jay & Derek Blais
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Art

Alexander Farto creates etchings with explosives

February 23, 2011

Christopher Jobson

After nearly 8 months of testing London-based artist Alexander Farto aka Vhils (previously) unveils this absurdly incredible method for embedding explosives just beneath the surface of walls to reveal artwork. As far as art goes this is one of the most unique things I’ve encountered this year, and my hunch is you’ll see it everywhere in a couple of hours. Make sure you watch the video. (via agd mag and stick2target)

 

 

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