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Photos Capture Dueling Porcelain Figurines the Moment They Shatter on the Ground

Photographer Martin Klimas has a knack for capturing things that happen in a moment’s time. We recently admired his images of shattered flower vases, and now we’re turning our attention towards his photos of broken porcelain figurines. From a height of three meters, these objects were dropped on the ground, and the sound of their shattering tripped the shutter release. What results are incredible displays of chaotic beauty.

We see these small statuettes bursting into countless pieces. Tiny shards, giant cracks, and severed limbs are all visible thanks to Kilmas’ high-speed photography. There’s a palpable energy in these collisions that stands in stark contrast to them as inanimate objects. Now, it’s as if these characters have come alive and are in the midst of a powerful battle.

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Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met and Manager of My Modern Met Store. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.

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