‘Porcelain Figurines’ by Martin Klimas

Using a sound activated shutter release (a technique most associated with the work of Harold Edgerton) Martin Klimas has created this stunning series which suspends time and objects.

What I find most intriguing about this series is how through destruction the porcelain figures appear to come alive and are full of movement. Although we know they are being dropped and smashed the figures look like they are almost rising up and breaking out of their confines.

There is a great skill in these images too, Klimas has created images that could never be reproduced, each figure breaks in a unique way and within microseconds of these images being made the objects exist only as a pile of porcelain on the floor. There is something quite beautiful in the idea of life through destruction.

Saying all of this, I think these images would be even better as real sculptures, the beauty and intricacy would be breathtaking.

Check out the full series here.

More of Peter Lippmans work

so to gather a better knowledge of Lippmann’s intentions in his advertising work and strong fine art influence i thought its probably best to look at all of his work to see wether paintings are an influence that is restricted to his work for Louboutin or not.

Personal Work

    

  

I can’t help but to think of Edward Weston When i see these images, partly because he’s one of the only floral photographers i’ve seen but because of the concentration on tone, texture and shape which give these and Westons image depth and beauty.

A combination of the Angle, colours and lighting makes me think that Lippmann may have been making a reference between the cigarette and pollution.

More Comercial Work

-CARTIER ART MAGAZINE – when i think of what influences this series had, one word comes to mind, surrealism, wether it be Mc Escher’s reflections, Salvador Dali’s melting clocks or Alice in wonderland, there is no doubt these images are surreal and show how yet again Lippmann has taken a strong influence from fine art.

Landscapes

Wether it was on purpose or not, these landscapes reflect the textures and movements of Romanticism. I’m not sure if Lippmanns usage of art is conscious or not, or wether i am being selective in the way i think, and applying my love for painting onto his images, but either way Lippmann is using conventions of different art movements very well.

People

After Looking at so much of Lippmann’s work i cannot help but fall in love with his work and approach more. He literally photographs what he wants, he openly photographs what he loves and doesn’t try to overuse a specific lighting technique or colour code to create an individual iconic look that so many photographers crave ownership of. It’s a breath of fresh air to find a successful photographer who you can tell just through there images they live and breathe, and love making images, his work is not limited because he has to specify one area, or because one piece might look completely different to the last. Peter Lippmann has become a massive inspiration to me over the last few days and i’m sure he will continue too over my career.