Colorful Light Bulb Art


An American artist has created explosive artwork by taking photographs of light bulbs filled with colorful materials exploding. Using a low-budget high speed camera, Jon Smith, spent 2 years taking snapshots of exploding bulbs filled with everything from glitter to bottle caps.

Smith Said:

‘I would try just about anything that could break. It became a game of ‘what if’ and I would constantly try new things.

To create the photographs he shoots a pellet gun at the light bulbs, the sound from which triggers a flash that illuminates the bulb for a split second. In that moment he captures the beautiful explosion.

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