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A Unique Look at Ammunition

By Anthony Thurston on June 29th 2013

Bullets, Ammunition, whatever you want to call them you have to admit that they look pretty cool. Especially in this photo series by photographer Sabine Pearlman who cut them in half to make these awesome cross section images.


The series is called AMMO and contains cross sections of over 900 different kinds of ammunition, so you can really see what the differences are. When I think of a bullet I think of your standard .308 round, mostly because that is my weapon of choice when hunting. So it was interesting to see how different all these sorts of bullets are on the inside, when on the outside they don’t look all that different.


The Series official description describes the work like this:

“Pearlman’s photographs blur our preconceptions by humanizing the tools of the shooter, showing us their simplicity and aesthetic balance, their serene arrangement of parts. Yet, Pearlman’s work also acts to disarm the shooter. Cloven in two and isolated from their context, they are rendered harmless. The viewer is forced to contemplate them as abstractions composed of shapes and angles, flecks of color and texture, devoid of use.”

Some of these bullets are pretty cool looking, even if they are meant for killing. What are your thoughts on the series? Let us know in a comment below.


You can catch more of Sabine’s work over on her Facebook page, or check out her portfolio on her website.

[via Gizmodo]

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Anthony Thurston is a photographer based in the Salem, Oregon area specializing in Boudoir. He recently started a new project, Fiercely Boudoir to help support the growing boudoir community. Find him over on Instagram. You may also connect with him via Email.

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  1. Joseph Prusa


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  3. Johannan Baptiste

    Extremely fascinating! Love the grains of powder and the crisp lines of freshly cut metal. Good job!

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