These Guys Destroyed Their $2,000 Nikon Lens for a Steel Wool Photo

julius motal the phoblographer steel wool 02

Image markup done by the photographers.

All images are copyrighted Just 2 Guys Creative and are used with permission.

In the pantheon of dangerous photography projects, none intrigues quite so much as steel wool photography. You’ve most likely seen an image somewhere of white hot circle of light jettisoning thousands of orange-yellow streaks of light. Essentially, you have a friend stuff steel wool inside your average whisk, attach that whisk to a rope, light the steel wool on fire, spin the steel wool in whisk round and round really fast and take a picture with a slow shutter speed. The result is a light doughnut with hair.

Continue reading…