Point Blank Range Limestone Mining Images by Naoya Hatakeyama

 - Mar 12, 2009   Updated: Apr 5 2011
References: pinktentacle
Photographer Naoya Hatakeyama uses remote-control cameras to capture blasts from Japan’s limestone mining. All at point blank range. These are staggeringly good images.

The resulting series of images manage, somehow, to capture the energy of blasting. The photographs are beautiful and stunning, making you forget about the destructive nature of the mines.

Implications - The use of destructive, dismembered imagery in photography and design plays into a latent consumer urge for violence. This underlying blood lust may not be strong enough to drive the average person to the point of crime, but it does need to be catered to occasionally. Thus, artists, ad agencies and fashion photographers are incorporating more violence into their pieces.