Tip: Tim Tadder’s Water Wigs


Actually, I am not a big fan of high speed photography. If, however, we are talking of balloons filled with water falling and bursting on people’s heads, I am happy to make an exception and view the photos ;). Even though „Water Wigs“ came into being a year ago and immediately caused a hype throughout the web, I only took notice of Tim Tadder’s project today. Mea culpa :-(. Even if you cannot take pleasure in common high-speed photos such as water drops, airgun pellets and bursting bulbs, you should definitely take a closer look at Tim’s pictures.


© Tim Tadder


© Tim Tadder

Admittedly, I find the latex slightly out of place and the models somewhat slick due to all the post processing, but I like the general idea and I just cannot help grinning like a kid when looking at pictures like that. A little bit of malicious glee should be permitted, by all means :).

Watching the making-of video makes you realize that photos like these are anything but a walk in the park and that for poor snapshooters like me there’s still so much to learn.


Alternatively, you can read the interview with Tim Tadder on wired.com to learn more on the background and technique. It is definitely worth a look :).

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