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Grotesque Photographs of Exploding Toys and Figurines

Alan-Sailer photography

I know what you’re thinking: you’ve seen this kind of thing before. Perhaps you’re even sick of seeing photographs of exploding objects and food. However, we believe self-described ‘obscure photographer’ Alan Sailer is onto something.

An engineer by trade,┬áSailer finds toys at garage sales, fills them with colored gelatin, then blows them up with firecrackers in his garage. He’s clearly having fun with these experiments, and the results are freaky and grotesque, yet oddly appealing. For everyone who has wanted to blow up an annoying Mr. Potato Head and photograph the carnage, too late. It’s been done.

alan-sailer photography

Alan-Sailer photography

Alan-Sailer photography

Alan-Sailer photography

Alan-Sailer photography

Announcing The BlowUp NYC: A new photographic storytelling event presented by Feature Shoot. Speakers include Bob Gruen, Chris Stein, Danny Clinch, Janette Beckman, Amy Lombard, and many more. New York, April 3. More info and tickets here

  • Herbert

    Holy cow. That is just bizarre.
    I love it.