Alan Sailer High Speed

Posted by Scott

Alan Sailer creates beautiful imagery using high speed photography techniques he developed. While we’ve all seen high speed stuff like this before but I for one have never seen it treated in such an artistic way. It’s amazing how he captures just the right moment in these (the pony head about to burst is impossibly well timed). The color composition is spot on too.

If you dig through his flickr portfolio you’ll also find a lot on his process and equipment. Here are a few highlights: Some shots of his failed flash project, a flash interface diagram sketch, and his test bench setup.

More in this Scientific American article (sorry, PDF) and this Wired piece

Conjures up memories of the end sequence from Zabriskie Point

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Hanna says:

April 19, 2012 at 12:42 pm

Ahh! it seems like every time i come here there are more reasons to love it. beautiful photographs, the pony especially. The video with pink floyd playing in the background for the zabriskie point explosions is one of my favorite “weird” things to watch. That whole movie is bizarre, but I love it.