Monday, August 13, 2012


While researching the new collection (that time again. Once on the roller coaster there is no getting off. I love it!) I looked into stroboscopic photography. Purely by accident, as I was eager to see as many pictures as I could of bullets going through apples and the explosion at different stages. Hence I stumbled across Harold Edgerton, who was a pioneer of using stroboscopic photography while working with photographer Gjon Mili who used this type of photography also. This type of photography used strobe lighting that could flash up to 120 times a second, therefore could capture fast motion photography like bursting balloons etc. This was way back in the 1930's and its still amazing photography. Below are amazing photographs Mili took for Life magazine of Picasso, and iconic images from Edgerton.