Incredible Photos of Bald Dudes and Exploding Water Balloons

If you assume that hurling water balloons at the heads of a bunch of bald guys can’t result in some strangely beautiful images, then you’d be wrong. “We used a laser and sound trigger to capture the right moments for each subject to create just the head of hair that fit best with the face,” explains Tim Tadder, the LA-based photographer behind the visually compelling Water Wigs series. “We chose to work with triads of colors to create images that are arresting and amusing at the same time.” While it’s a bit unclear how much these impressive photos owe to computer manipulation, we find the results of their little experiment oddly fascinating. Click through our slideshow to see if you agree!

Photo credit: Tim Tadder