Martin Klimas’ Porcelain Figurines

“From a height of three meters, porcelain figurines are dropped on the ground, and the sound they make when they hit trips the shutter release. The result: razor-sharp images of disturbing beauty—temporary sculptures made visible to the human eye by high-speed photography technology.”

This is the official statement that accompanies Martin Klimas‘ fourth photographic collection Porcelain Figurines. Having already been exhibited in Pittsburgh’s Andy Warhol Museum in 2008, the series is still quite striking and a great step for the German photographer, whose works are noted for capturing unconventional snapshots of everyday objects in motion.

“The hardest part of my work is to smash so many figurines until I find one that truly is showing me something new. I am in that sense a sculptor, but I have only a 5000th of a second to build my sculpture,” he tells The Morning News.

With four major series, including Foulards, Birds, and Vases, and several public exhibits to date, Martin is fast-forming his own visual aesthetic and capturing the eyes of many.

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