I’m not sure how many people actually know about Harold Edgerton, at least by name. Harold Edgerton produced some of the most mind blowing photography of the 20th century. A pioneer of high speed photography using the stroboscope he photographed everything from the iconic bullet penetrating an apple to the detonation of an atomic bomb.
A professor at MIT and the founder of EG&G he developed cameras that could manage exposure times as short as 10 nanoseconds! This type of technology was critical for Harold Edgerton’s work photographing test explosions of early nuclear weapons. No matter what your photographic interest, it is tough not to be impressed by the engineering and technical mastery of these photographs. I’ve seen these images numerous times over the years and each time I view them I’m just as amazed as the first time I discovered them.
1ms after detonation
[tags]Harold Edgerton, photography, high speed, photo, MIT, atomic, explosion[/tags]