How I Shot My Famous Paint Explosion Photo
The big question, of course, is HOW?
How did I make the paint explode? How did I light the shot? How did I freeze the motion at just the right moment? And how big a mess did I make?
Watch the video to find out. It’s a great lesson in how combining creative thinking with some simple physics (hint: gravity) can lead you to some truly original images that really make a splash.
Anyone for billiards?
People usually assume I used some kind of explosives to make the paint splash up out of the cans. In fact, we used billiard balls!
To get the balls to drop simultaneously and in a controlled fashion, we built a trapdoor-style contraption that enabled us to release the balls exactly when and where we needed to.
Practice makes perfect
Getting the light right
Let's explode some paint!
© Karl Taylor