Geoffrey H. Short’s Gorgeous Photographs of Explosions in the Sky

Auckland, New Zealand-based artist and photographer Geoffrey H. Short, whose work we first saw over at Beautiful/Decay, makes and photographs explosions in his ongoing project entitled “towards another (big bang) theory.” No Photoshop manipulation here — Short hires special effects experts from the film industry to set up explosions on the black sands of the New Zealand coast, mixing fossil fuel and gunpowder, while Short photographs. His work is meant to “explore the relationship between terror and the sublime,” which we think it does — but it’s also just plain striking and somehow very surprising. Click through to see some of our favorites from Short’s project, and then be sure to head over to his website for even more of his work.