American artist Alan Sailer takes the whole process of a photo shoot a little more literally than most - using a rifle and a homemade flash system, he captures the shock caused by the impact of the bullet on the object.
The talented California-based photographer shoots everything from Barbie to carrots, with varying success and satisfaction. Here is some of the best of his work, demonstrating that destruction and beauty can be as one.
Here a set of three M&M sweets is blown to smithereens and captured beautifully in the process, as the particles of candy shell flies into the air.
Tools designed to ensure computer code in smart cars does not crash has been inspired by hungry penguins.
The rounded sleeping capsules send guests drifting into ocean before arriving on desert island by morning.
Sitting on the saddle activates the part of the brain responsible for learning, a study has claimed.
Scientists are appealing for more people to donate their brains for research after they die.
Life on Earth may have arrived from Mars on an asteroid, scientists have claimed.
Lunar mission scheduled at the end of 2017 could find out if beer can be brewed on the moon.
A bottle used to teach children how far litter can travel ended up on Scottish beach after 8,700-mile journey.
x Share us on Facebook