Saturday, June 22, 2013
Slices of ammo?
Photographer Sabine Pearlman has taken a series of images of 900 rounds of sectioned ammunition in a bunker in Switzerland.
I presume the rounds were sectioned by Swiss armament technicians, investigating their construction and components.
She writes: "I was originally intrigued by the ambiguous nature of the subject matter. The cross-sections reveal a hidden complexity and beauty of form, which stands in vast contrast to the destructive purpose of the object. It's a representation of the evil and the beautiful, a reflection of the human condition."
There are more images at the link, and at Ms. Pearlman's Web site. Interesting viewing.
EDITED TO ADD: An interesting technical detail is that these pictures illustrate the difference between Berdan priming (used in most non-US military ammunition, and illustrated in the top picture above) and Boxer priming (illustrated in the bottom two pictures). Note the different primer anvil and flash hole configurations.