Martin Kimas Photography’s Technical Perfection

By Matthew Bamberg / Oct 17, 2012

Courtesy of Foley Gallery

A steel ball striking a vase creating a small explosion in which the flowers in the vase remain unharmed while the vase blows apart would appear to be an impossible feat, but isn’t as shown in an image of more than a dozen shot up flower arrangements.

The technical expertise with which Kilmas sets up and shoots his photos is sheer perfection. The lighting, color coordination and flower arrangement is on par with Mapplethorpe’s analysis of the same subject matter, but much more disturbing, so much so that the artist of the earlier era would be stunned if he could see it.

While Mapplethorpe’s work can be emulated today easily in Photoshop, few if any could set up shots as Kilmas has.

Kilmas is indeed a new master photographer of the twenty-first century.

About the author

Matthew Bamberg

Matthew Bamberg has provided photographs and written articles for various Southern California newspapers and magazines, including The Desert Sun and The Press-Enterprise. More recently, Matt has been teaching at UC Riverside while also authoring several books like the Quick and Easy Secrets book series (Cengage), Killer Photos with Your iPhone (with Kris Krug and Greg Ketchum, Cengage), the 50 Greatest Photo Opportunities in San Francisco (Cengage) and Digital Art Photography For Dummies (Wiley).