21st January 2015

A bit of a BLAST!

We shot this as an experiment for some upcoming beauty jobs.

An opportunity to shoot real bullets instead of lipstick bullets …… We are three lads in the studio so we need some time to play with big boys toys sometimes.

One BB gun, a toy soldier and some eye goggles.


The kit:

Hasselblad 503Cw
Zeiss 80mm
Phase One P30+ digital back
Broncolor Pulso G Heads
and we even dusted off the 30 year old Mazof sound trigger!


A Pitch black studio, torch in hand.

Harry firmly positions his safety goggles as he crawls under the set to flick the safety switch off the air gun.


The shutter is opened on the camera.

A CRACK from the gun, FLASH via the Mazof, we’re done….

We switch on the lights to see if the toy soldier has made it safely through the shot in one piece…. Misfire! “Who forgot to load the gun?”


Attempt 2: right on target!!

Here’s a few outtakes:

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