The Beauty of “Broken Flowers,” Photography by Jon Shireman


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.

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broken-flowers by Jon-ShiremanHe 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.

To see more of Jon Shireman’s work, see his Flickr page or his website.

About Connor Lowry

I love flowers! I enjoy writing about them as well as gardening. Mostly I love finding new and unique flower gardening ideas I encourage you to post regularly on this blog, and send in guest blogs or ideas for new blogs as well. New and exciting blogs are always welcome I intend to post a lot of interesting facts and fun stuff about flowers, as well as info on many varieties of flowers.
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