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Awesome Photos of Bald Men Wearing Water Splashes as Wigs

Los Angeles-based photographer Tim Tadder, whose humorous Fish Head project we recently featured, is back again with another creative photo project based around experiments with water. This time, he found a bunch of bald guys, hurled water balloons at their heads, and then used a laser and sound trigger to capture high speed photographs. The resulting series, titled Water Wigs, shows the models wearing evanescent wigs created entirely of water.

Tadder chose to use triads of colors in order to make the photographs simultaneously arresting and amusing. Titles for the images include things like “The Don King,” “The Conquistador,” “The Jesus” and “The Friar.”

We’re guessing that Tadder used water balloons of all kinds of shapes and sizes for the splashes. Longer modeling balloons (the kind used to create balloon animals) were probably used for the tube-like hair, while larger rubber balloons were used for the afros. If you want to recreate this project, you can try resting the balloons on the heads if you want to have greater control over the shape of the splash.

Is this project not one of the most awesome things you’ve ever laid eyes on?

You can check out the rest of the photos in this series over on Behance.

Water Wigs by Tim Tadder (via Photojojo)


Image credits: Photographs by Tim Tadder


 
  • Me

    Jesus Christ, Waterfall!

  • Graham Case

    HA! These are super rad.

  • Esther

    It’s so refreshing to see creative art like this.

  • Anti-Art

    I wouldn’t call this art.

  • Art Enthusiast

    What would you call it then?

  • http://www.facebook.com/jeremy.madore.3 Jeremy Madore

    This is art at its best. Doesn’t get more original than this! Well, besides the water dress, the milk nun and others. Nonetheless, amazing stuff!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Brian-Kane/9104614 Brian Kane

    so cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • jake

    a troll

  • DamianMonsivais

    not art. just cheesy

  • AMP.ed Photo

    I think I know how he did this…. Water balloons. Though I don’t want to minimize his work. I could try something similar and get NOTHING like this. It obviously is quite amazing!

  • http://www.facebook.com/angelahughesphotography Angela D. Hughes

    Very creative and pretty darn awesome! :)

  • Martin

    “This time, he found a bunch of bald guys, hurled water balloons at their heads, and then used a laser and sound trigger to capture high speed photographs”

    READ THE ARTICLE

  • http://twitter.com/Stoutlagger Rob

    This is absolutely brilliant!

  • http://krycha.tumblr.com/ Khrystene

    Fabbbooo!

  • http://twitter.com/GeorgeOu George Ou

    And remember, I’m also a client.

  • Dan

    Tim Tadder is based in Solana Beach, not Los Angeles.