Artistic Ammo: WWII Cross-Section Bullet Photography (PHOTOS)

06/22/13 9:00 AM | by

It’s a juxtaposition of beauty and destruction. Los Angeles-based photographer, Sabine Pearlman, managed to create dozens of visually arresting images of the cross-sections of various ammunition. Although she states her “specimens” are circa World War II, several rounds are clearly modern day creations. Nevertheless, her photo series AMMO certainly speaks to the amazing engineering applied to these tiny destructive devices. And according to Pearlman:

This series of ammunition cross-sections was photographed inside a WWII bunker in Switzerland in October 2012. The entire series consists of 900 specimen…The cross-sections revel a hidden complexity and beauty of form, which stands in vast contrast to the destructive purpose of the object…













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