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Photos of Flowers That Were Frozen and Then Shattered to Pieces


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.

Broken Flowers (via Photojojo)

Image credits: Photographs by Jon Shireman and used with permission