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.
Image credits: Photographs by Tim Tadder