No Limit to Photographic Creativity: Robert Buelteman’s Electrifying Images of Electrocuted Flowers

Every once in a while I come across something that is truly impressive, something that makes me think the sky’s the limit as far as photographic creativity goes. You know what I’m talking about – images that are completely different than anything you’ve seen before and they leave you thinking, “WOW!!”

Recently, a friend sent me a link to an article about Robert Buelteman’s images of electrocuted flowers. Eh? Electrocuted flower?! What’s that? It’s kind of hard to explain. I’ll leave the technical description to the following article in AmusingPlant.com, about Buelteman’s imaging making. But suffice it to say it’s REALLY COOL! Essentially what he does is run 80,000 volts through a plant placed on colour film. After a brief blast of electricity, he develops the film. And voila! Funky, cool, impressive, unique WOW images!

Here’s a sampling from the Amusing Planet article:

Samples of electrified plants.

Now are these incredible, or what? I’d love to have one of his images hanging on my wall.

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Filed under Abstracts, Creative Photography, Digital Photography, equipment, ferns, Flowers, Nature, nature photography, photography, plants, technique, technology, Wildflowers

2 responses to “No Limit to Photographic Creativity: Robert Buelteman’s Electrifying Images of Electrocuted Flowers

  1. Anne

    They really are amazing Shelley. Wonder what gave him the inspiration in the first place to try this sort of thing!!

  2. They’re pretty amazing, eh Anne? Younhave to wonder what motivated him to try this. I’m glad he did. Did you check out his website? He’s got some incredible images!

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