When it comes to flowers and art, there are no limits! Flowers are a source of a constant source of inspiration. Artists are so imaginative and creative! Flowers have been xrayed, deconstructed, electrocuted, and now smashed!
Is the sum greater than the parts or the parts greater than the sum? Photographer Jon Shireman may agree with the latter.
He is the talent behind these “smashing” images! In his 2010 series “Broken Flowers,” he used liquid nitrogen to freeze a variety of flowers before shattering them into pieces using a homemade spring-loaded device. The flowers were soaked in a bath of liquid nitrogen for about 30 minutes before they are photographed with a high speed camera.
Just like nature, the final images show how fragile and fleeting beauty can be.
Jon Shireman is a professional photographer living in New York City specializing in fine art still life, architecture, and location photography.