German photographer Martin Klimas created the series 'porcelain figurines'. the collection of images were captured just as each of the fragile objects hit the ground after being dropped from a height of
9.8 feet. the artist was able to take the photos by wiring his camera in such a way that the sound each figurine made as they touch the ground tripped the device's shutter release. In addition to the dynamic quality observed in the pose of each porcelain action character, by dropping the objects, Klimas is able to enhance the sense of liveliness through the shard-constructed elongation of each figure's form.
From a height of three meters, porcelain figurines are dropped on the ground, and the sound they make when they hit trips the shutter release. The result: razor-sharp images of disturbing beauty-temporary sculptures made visible to the human eye by high-speed photography technology. The porcelain statuette bursting into pieces isn’t what really captures the attention; the fascination lies in the genesis of a dynamic figure that replaces the static pose. In contrast to the inertness of the intact kitsch figurines Klimas started out with, the photographs of their destruction possess a powerfully narrative character.