Art Of WarPosted by NextThing
High-Speed Bullet Photography
(images via: David Neff)
Photographer David Neff keeps his techniques top secret, declining to divulge any details as to how he captures such amazing images. In this series of high-speed bullet photography, he fires .22 bullets at various objects like pears, crayons and cigarettes and takes the photo just as the bullet is grazing or passing through them. The result is a visually stunning reminder of just how destructive bullets can be.
Life Size Wax Figures with Cannon Wounds
(image via: aeroplastics.net)
Two life size male and female wax statues give us an idea of just how damaging a 20mm cannon wound really is in â€œA Memory of Matterâ€ by Petroc Dragon Sesti. In these works, Sesti sought to explore â€œthe stillness of terminal violenceâ€. The figures were made in collaboration with the British Army, created from hard wax heated to human body temperature to reveal a moment of mutilation frozen in time.
Reliquaries Made of Guns and Ammunition
(images via: Al Farrow)
Artist Al Farrow combined religious imagery with guns and bullets to startling effect in his 2001 series, â€˜Reliquariesâ€™. The sculptures are an ironic play on the medieval cult of the relic as well as a statement about continued ties between war and religion. Farrow says that in the making of these pieces, he was absolutely astonished at the ease with which one can procure huge amounts of gun related paraphernalia.
â€œBullet Proof Vestâ€ Created from Bullets
(images via: Art from the Soul)
Artist Ross Rodriquez made this â€˜bulletproof vestâ€™ with 30 caliber rifle shells. The artist, who usually works in printmaking and film, often explores the theme of gun violence in urban America.