It’s hard to imagine that something so destructive as ammunition could ever be considered beautiful, but that’s precisely what photographer Sabine Pearlman has achieved with her photographic series titled ‘Ammo’.
Despite being based in Los Angeles, late last year Pearlman could be found tucked away in Swiss bunker from World War 2. It was there that she set about documenting 900 different types of bullets, cartridges and ammunition.It makes for fascinating viewing where you can’t help but appreciate the craftsmanship and effort that went into assembling each unit – regardless of its final chilling use.
Speaking about her work, Pearlman adds:
The cross-sections reveal a hidden complexity and beauty of form, which stands in vast contrast to the destructive purpose of the object. It is a representation of the evil and the beautiful, a reflection of the human condition.
You can view Sabine’s full range of work via her official website (including all 900 images) or stay in touch with her regular updates via her Facebook Page.