Twisted Shop Class » The Original Flash Photo
agnesium is great for shiny wheels and really bright explosions perfect for lighting old-time photographs. A man in a 19th-century cowboy outfit and safety glasses points a toy rifle at a Tiki-type yard torch.
Absurdist art at its absurdest? No, it's a scientific investigation of the effect of surface area on the flammability of magnesium-or to put it another way, how to take a photograph using a magnesium fireball as a flash, the way people did 100 years ago. (Also a slightly less scientific investigation of how great I look in a cowboy outfit.)