Jon Shireman used flowers soaked in liquid nitrogen that shattered on impact to create his series Broken Flower.
Photographer Jon Shireman soaked various kinds of flowers in a liquid nitrogen bath for up to 30 minutes before using a special spring-loaded contraption to slam them against a surface at high speed. He then photographed the hundreds of fragments spread across a white surface like sharp glass shards. Beautiful!
All images © Jon Shireman – Flickr