Toys as Art: Alan Sailer’s Explosive Art

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Alan Sailer is an artist who likes to blow up toys (food, candy, ornaments, fruit and more) and photograph them at the moment of detonation.  He uses a firecracker that he fires off with an electric starter timed to a camera.  The results are oddly beautiful and disturbing.

Here are some images I found in the Telegraph article, “The War on Christmas, Alan Sailer’s high speed photos of exploding toys.”  What do you think about Mr. Sailer’s art; let us know?”


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3 thoughts

  1. And, the UP side is that you have to go back out there and buy a new model – therefore, kickstarting the economy again! I would suggest tho, boys and girls, NOT to do this at home, as you can get hurt. Explosives can knock out an eye – burn a hand or take off-a-finger! Great photography tho – if you like damaged toys. Ive been collecting TOYS for the last 60+ years — since birth on Aug 9, 1952 and now use them in my MOVIE SCRIPTS – I would never think of doing this to ‘The Family.’ Interesting concept tho, Mr. Sailer has embarked upon!

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