Photographer Tyler Shields is known to be one of the craziest photographers in the world. Just few months ago we posted about how he fed a $100k purse to an alligator, all in the name of art. That seemed to be a bold move that can take years to recover from (financially). This week Tyler proved once again that money doesn't mean much to him and that he'll do anything for art, even if that means blowing up his own Rolls Royce Silver Shadow car he got just few months earlier. Check out the BTS video explaining the idea behind it, and of course the final slow-mo video.
The video was shot on RED Dragon cameras that can shoot 100-150fps slow-motion videos at 5K and 6K resolutions. In addition, Tyler used few still cameras to capture the explosion and the aftermath for his upcoming gallery showing in London.
The Silver Shadow series will be on display starting October 18th at the Imitate Modern gallery in London. A huge thanks to everyone at Red camera for giving me the new Dragon for this. I have to give another huge thanks to the guys at Panavision for outfitting me with a custom Primo lens for my still camera, I met with them and we have a few great ideas this was our first test together and the result was something even better then I could have imagined, when you see the quality on the large prints you can really see the magic of Panavision and the unique look it created for me." - Tyler Shields
Check out Tyler's behind the scenes video below: