Mesmerizing Images of Plexiglass Shattered by Bullets
For her latest series titled "Big Bang" Houston-based photographer Deborah Bay explores explores America’s long-held affection for guns as part of its heritage. Many of the images resemble exploding galaxies, however a closer look reveals the destructive nature of weaponry. Speaking about the project Deborah says, "I began thinking about “The Big Bang” after seeing a sales display of bullet-proof plexiglas with projectiles embedded in it. The plexiglas captured the fragmentation of the bullets and provided a visual record of the energy released on impact. In deciding to explore this concept further, I also was intrigued by the psychological tension created between the jewel-like beauty and the inherent destructiveness of the fragmented projectiles."