In his Broken Flower series photographer Jon Shireman soaked various kinds of flowers in a liquid nitrogen bath for up to 30 minutes before using a special spring-loaded contraption to slam them against a surface at high speed. He then photographed the hundreds of fragments spread across a white surface like sharp glass shards. Beautiful work.
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Thierry Cohen thought of an ingenious way to show what the night sky would look like without light pollution.
He starts by photographing the stars above less populated areas that fall on the same latitudes. He then replaces the polluted skies above the cities with pristine views of what they could be seeing every night.
Nebulae by Fabian Oefner // Long exposures of fiber glass lamps, edited
A seal pup grins over the shoulder of photographer Alex Mustard as he takes a self-portrait off the Northumberland coast
Picture: Alexander Mustard / Barcroft Media (via Pictures of the day: 23 July 2012 - Telegraph)