Jaw-Dropping Photos of Exploding Christmas Ornaments

Taking high-speed photos of objects mid-explosion is kind of Alan Sailer’s thing — he shoots everyday objects with a pellet rifle and documents their demises using specially designed gear he makes himself. The photographer has detonated everything from Red Bull cans to pomegranates to Barbie backpacks for the sake of art, with breathtaking results that more than justify all the destruction. While all of his work is worth checking out on his Flickr page, The Inspiration Grid has turned us on to his seasonally appropriate series The War on Christmas. Sailer’s bright, festive photos of exploding tree ornaments filled with colored sand, Play-Doh, beads, and more are sure to delight Christmas lovers and haters alike. Check them out after the jump.

Photo credit: Alan Sailer