Exploding Christmas Ornaments Filled with Various Things

Photographer Alan Sailer works out of his garage shooting things with a high-speed pellet rifle and photographing the results using a homemade flash unit. An interesting series of photographs he has, titled “The War Against Christmas“, involves filling Christmas tree ornaments with various things and shooting them for unique explosions of texture and color. The photograph above shows an exploding ornament that was filled with washable kids tempera paint.

Colored sand from a garage sale.

TiO2 spiked jello.


Letter beads.

To see more photographs from this series, check out this Flickr set.

Image credits: Photographs by Alan Sailer and used with permission