Jan Schoenwiesner shot Visual Music, his graduate film, with a DV camera and a homemade 35mm lens adapter! This is what I’m talkin about! So what you don’t have Canon 5D MKII! You might not even have a DV camera! My friend Ryan made a fisheye lens for his point & shoot using a peephole from Home Depot! Quit moping around because you don’t have the latest equipment – just go out and make it happen – get creative with what you got!
Men in the Mexican town of San Juan de la Vega wield sledgehammers loaded with homemade explosives, in this series of intense photographs by American photographer Thomas Prior.
Part of an annual festival honouring St. John the Baptist, residents take part in the exploding sledgehammer ritual, dodging deadly shrapnel to commemorate a time when the town’s namesake was able to triumph over some gold-stealing bandits! See more images from “Bomba” below, available now through Dashwood Books.