I love to talk about the options available to people too. I make it an important part of my work week to flick through magazines, Pinterest, websites and blogs to stay up to date with current trends and movements in the world of electrical products and especially lighting.
Sometimes as part of this ongoing research I stumble upon some seriously cool stuff. Jon Smith from Indiana is the perfect example. This guy takes light bulbs, fills them with random objects, shoots them with a pellet gun and then uses high speed photography to capture them exploding.
Mr Smith says: “There is a certain unpredictability with high speed photography that I’m drawn to. It allows you to capture the unseen, the transition between before and after. It shows the beauty in destruction. Sure, it starts out as a normal light bulb and ends as a pile of broken glass, but for just a split second, it’s something beautiful – and to capture that is wonderful.”
The images Mr Smith creates are truly stunning, they’re colourful and full of texture…and they make me wonder if the Mrs will allow me to buy a pellet gun in the name of ‘art’(!!)