Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Inspiration at the Speed of a Bullet

Okay, I know this seems like it has nothing to do with anything, but if you're a writer, you somehow manage to pull everything back to your trade. Alan Sailer's high-speed photographs focus on colorful, almost tangible moments. There's a whole writer's block theory (and market) built around seeing and doing unusual things that spark new associations in the writer's mind, pulling him/her out of creative ruts. I certainly feel my brain stretching beyond its usual vocabulary as it recreates the sounds and sights that must have occured in Sailer's studio.

Plus, these are just cool. My favorite is the glass ornament full of sprinkles.

(Image from Enginoob.)


  1. Nice pictures, but how about a shout out (or at least a mention) of Harold Edgerton? He did bullets (before lasers), and also milk drops, athletes, and---oh yes---atomic bombs.

  2. Thank you, Anonymous. I'd seen many of these before, but didn't know the artist's name. Amazing.

    I love it when knowledgeable people read my blog.