• Thu, Oct 11 2012

Gallery: These Photos Of Water Balloons Exploding On Bald Women’s Heads Are Weirdly Compelling

As the second installment in his “Water Wigs” series, artist Tim Tadder has created a bunch of neat images of water balloons exploding in various unbelievably cool ways on the heads of bald women. And “neat” is probably an understatement, as these images are fucking mesmerizing. But why and how would anyone go about doing this? Take it away, artist’s statement:

The concept is again simple and it is another visual exploration of something new and totally different. This time we cast some unique looking women, shaved their heads, (or applied bald caps) and hurled water balloons at their heads, and captured the explosion of water at various intervals. The result a new head of water hair! Our goal was to create a beautifully crafted set of images applying the techniques we learned with our original project and apply it to a futuristic fashion feature. We felt the latex outfits fit with the concept and allowed us to wipe dry after each balloon.

TL;DR: Because he knew it would look cramazing. Enjoy!

Photos: Tim Tadder

(Via Laughing Squid)

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  • Lo

    What impresses me the most is that none of these models are making an EHRMAGERD WATARBALUN face. Pretty sure I would, if someone tried to give me a water hairdo.

    • Samantha_Escobar

      Agreed; I can’t imagine not flinching immensely!

  • I don’t believe this at all. My boyfriend plays with all sorts of photoshop-type programs and you can easily make this with those. The models’ faces don’t match (no one is that skilled, sorry), the water is exploding too perfectly, and look at the first one and the second-to-last. There’s no way.