Monday, September 8, 2008

High Speed




I am flipping out over these amazing high speed photographs by Lee Mawdsley. Each moment is so precise that I keep wondering about the aftermath of chaos. What happens after the paper hits the chair or the tea splashes on the table? How does the soft pillow sound when it hits the floor?

These photos also make me think about the passing of time. Single moments making up a whole lifetime. How amazing to capture these simplistic moments of time...

54 comments:

amy said...

amazing photos! thanks for sharing... i linked them on my blog too!

mary said...

These are amazing. I can't get enough. The coffee shot is mesmerizing!

blazedanielle said...

I love everything about these!!

cindy : quaint said...

you are so right - the tea is my favorite.

Simple Answer said...

The cup is sooo cool!

cindy : quaint said...

sorry to post again, but i'm wondering how they got that cup to explode so perfectly?

Elizabeth said...

I love that photo of the pillow suspended in the air. I love the cushiness of it, the off-white on white background, and the anticipation of its bounce when it finally hits the ground!

aimee said...

thinking about the prelude to chaos is interesting too - and that's exactly what's captured in these photos.

picciolo said...

these images are great, I love the exploding mug. Your weekend pics are great too, looks like you had a good time!
: )

josephine said...

these photos are so cool! it's interesting that you'd expect there to be a rough, violent feeling between these objects that are colliding, but the photos still have a kind of soft quality to me. maybe it's the relatively neutral color palette?

please sir said...

I have no idea how they got it to explode in such a perfect manner - maybe there were lots of photos! I agree - the neutral colors seem to bring softness to these photos - great insight!

megan said...

these are so cool! hope you continue to feel better...xo.

daisy janie : scoutie girl said...

These are GREAT! Can I have this done to my life every once in awhile?

erin@designcrisis said...

The pillow, the pillow, the pillow! Amazing!

heidi said...

i love them all!

Julia said...

I agree with Cindy, my favorite's the tea one! WOW~

Sandra Ree said...

Amazing! Capturing moments that are here and gone in a split second fascinate me!

Love the photos in your previous post, growing up military we watched the planes every year!

design for mankind. said...

Oh I looooovve this. ;)

Alyssa said...

Such great photos!!! wow.

K. Sundari said...

Oh how fabulous. I need to book the studio soon!

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SimplyGrove said...

That first photo is very clever:)

Richiesliv DÅ och NU said...

Adore ém!!!

Anticipating the bounces sounds, interested my thoughts. Hmmm...wonder how he do these to catch the perfect pix.

TY lots for dropping by.

Enjoy ur day ahead!

Abbey Goes Design Scouting said...

LOVE it!

Paul Pincus said...

these are cool!

my friend, martin klimas, does something similar with porcelain figurines and flower vases!
you'll love his work : )

www.martin-klimas.de

~alison said...

Wow! These are super cool!

Jan said...

For some reason, that chair picture is cracking me up. I don't know why. Anyways, very cool indeed.

Sara Christine said...

I spilled a glass of water all over the oriental rug in my living room yesterday, so I can tell you what happens the moment after these photos. Lots of cursing and frantic cleanup. ;)

(These are incredible. The teacup is my favorite.)

Gill - That British Woman said...

wow, those photos are just so neat.......he must have a fancy dancy camera to take those sort of photos?

Gill in Canada

Freshly Found said...

Wow, these really do get your attention! Lovely.

jess gonacha said...

wow, these are incredible! that pillow one is m fave. :)

JLC Studio said...

These are amazing!! Love it!

Neutral Dwelling said...

Those photos are so inspiring, makes me want to try and see what happens!

Jules said...

WOW! these are incredible! i like the tea shot - especially because you can see a face ever so faintly on the left.

Cicada Studio said...

i love the pillow. Maybe it's because it looks so comfy and I'm so sleepy?

Cicada Studio said...

i love the pillow. Maybe it's because it looks so comfy and I'm so sleepy?

...love Maegan said...

yeah...good point! Now I totally want to know. They should have taken photos after as well. awesome though.

Ana Carini said...

I LOVE YOUR BLOG, SO BEAUTIFUL! YOU'RE ON MY LIST :)))

Raina said...

Prince Phillip's expression on the mug is priceless.

ThePeachTree said...

AWESOME!!

Wow, I feel like it's been ages since I've been by!! Don't think I haven't had you on my mind :) At least a couple times!!

Mrs.French said...

the simplest of things are often times the most amazing...nice find my dear.

Drömma Lotta said...

I totally agree with mrs fench :-)

I love them all!!

Greetings from Sweden..
/Drömma Lotta

M.Kate said...

wow..to capture the moment!

karey m. said...

so beyond cool. must run to that site...

Songy said...

it's rather paradoxical. the chosen sujects are by no means 'powerful' but how they were shot is incredibly explosive (exploding tea cup included!)

not the imagery but the concept is very very cool indeed.

porter hovey said...

Ohhhh! Very cool.

Jude said...

All of these are so strong on their own merit, yet so different. Very cool!

Michelle Parks McCourt said...

Amazing shots, esp the coffee. Very Cool.
Michellex

Hey Harriet said...

Mmmm...magic images. Love the first one the best. However, that soft pillow is looking very appealing to me right now!

fly tie said...

wow. and like you, my first thought was what happens next.

naphtali said...

OMG - I've had such a busy work week already...I'm just now catching up. That'll teach me...these are AMAZING {and I could have used them yesterday as inspiration}. GREAT FIND!!!!

Victoria said...

Fantastic!

The Lil Bee said...

I LOVE these...especially the tea shot. OMG!

Esti said...

These pictures do make me think about passing time. Good post.

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