Crash Photography [Objects, Inspiration]


crashphoto010Crash Photography is a project by Greg Borenstein, a programmer, musician, hardware hacker, and student at NYU ITP in New York City. Using MatchBox cars and Arduino board, Greg constructed a realtime camera shutter of crash event occurring from two cars colliding. As the undercarriages of cars were conductive enough to set off the multi-meter, as they touch, they set off Arduino to blink the built-in extra strong LED lights. As the camera shutter is left open, LED lights provide sufficient illumination to take a visible picture. The results, as you can see below, are beautiful images of something truly special captured. Whilst one may consider that this could be easily replicated or faked, what is impossible to achieve is the motion blur captured from cars moving.

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