Jello, Ornament, and Bullet Mashups Create High-Speed Art [Photos]

By Jason Fitzpatrick on May 5th, 2011

We don’t know about you but we’re absolute suckers for high-speed photography. This gallery combines novel things (Jello filled ornaments shot up with air guns, for example) with beautiful high-speed captures.

Alan Sailer is continuing a long tradition of photographing things exploding using high-speed photography rigs. His primary subjects are extremely fragile thing, such as Christmas ornaments, filled with Jello.

The Jello filling holds the fragile outer shell together for a fraction of a second longer and the Jello itself really shows off the transfer of force from the air gun bullet to the object being fired upon. It’s, in a very destructive way, quite beautiful.

Hit up the link below to view Sailer’s gallery.

Alan Sailer’s High-Speed Photography [Flickr via Make]

Jason Fitzpatrick is a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 05/5/11
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