Hammer Blow

  • Drum roll please…..

    For the latest in our Objectivity Challenge we are shooting a hammer.

    Well, that’s right in my wheelhouse thought I.

    This has ‘High Speed Photography’ written all over it.

    I have shot an egg before, crushed in my hand (see below), so imagine what a hammer could do.




    The answer to that question is, surprisingly little. It breaks the egg of course, but the result is less than dramatic. I tried fruit but it merely punctures and flattens it.

    I considered a glass, but, broken glass all over the studio was not a part of the plan even though I accept the glass would have been a more dramatic shot.

    But these Objectivity challenges are not always about the perfect shot, nor should they be.

    They are about trying new things, looking at photography in a different way and sometimes, about failing.

    So I give you an egg being shattered (undramatically) by a hammer.




    “All of old. Nothing else ever. Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.” – Samuel Beckett, Worstward Ho


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