This cool series of photos taken by the German artist Martin Klimas shows fighting porcelain figurines crashing against the floor, their pictures taken at the exact moment of impact, which turns them into living manga-like vignettes of extreme motion and violence.

From a height of three meters, porcelain figurines are dropped on the ground, and the sound they make when they hit trips the shutter release. The result: razor-sharp images of disturbing beauty—temporary sculptures made visible to the human eye by high-speed photography technology. The porcelain statuette bursting into pieces isn't what really captures the attention; the fascination lies in the genesis of a dynamic figure that replaces the static pose.

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