Photographer Jon Shireman has a cool project titled Broken Flowers that features photographs of flowers that were shattered. How do you shatter flowers, you ask? By freezing them with liquid nitrogen!
Shireman tells us,
I immersed the flowers in liquid nitrogen for varying lengths of time, some flowers for as long as half an hour. Once they were sufficiently brittle, I photographed them being smashed onto a special spring loaded platform at high speed. Great fun!
It’s a neat way to make real flowers look as though they were crafted out of porcelain or glass. You can find more of these images in this Flickr set.
Image credits: Photographs by Jon Shireman and used with permission