In his Broken Flower series 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 work.
favorite artists: Gustave Caillebotte (1848-1898)
paintings of paris in the snow between
I. roof under the snow (1878)
II. view of roofs (1878)
III. Boulevard Haussmann in the snow (1881)