Using beautiful photography to send a message, artist Alain Declercq has created an explosion photo series that is visually arresting and politically natured.
The Paris-based photographer's 'Blast' series may look simple, but there's a lot to it that doesn't meet the eye. Declercq uses different chemical compounds that are often used in weapons like TNT, C4 and Napalm, and captures them as they combust for his explosion photo series.
The artist is known for his interest in documenting issues of war and power, and his latest intense and super explosive photo series is proof of that. The artist sends a message against the ongoing state of wars and combat that is increasing in our heavily weaponized world.
With a pure black background, the images are explicit because they are set off by the dark backdrop.