Look at these smashing photographs by Martin Klimas! Klimas breaks recognizable objects so they become something else, capturing the image with high speed photography on the precise moment of impact. Although his shooting environment is very controlled, much of these photos are left to chance. Depending on how the figurines break apart, Klimas could have a multitude of possible compositions. What are some different meanings we can draw from these photographs? Is this series about movement or stillness? Destruction or creation? Are these readings enhanced with Klimas’ use of Chinese martial arts figurines?

Martin Klimas, Untitled, 2007

Martin Klimas, Untitled, 2007

Martin Klimas, Untitled, 2007

 

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