Photos of Bullets Precisely Split in Half

While many are busy capturing the mundane tasks of life, others venture into rather uncommon zones for photography purposes. If you thought capturing molten lava was becoming mainstream, how does the cross-section of bullets sound? Sabine Pearlman is covering just that as part of her portrait series, “Ammo.”

Cross-section of bullet, Bullets cut in half, half bullets

Last October in Switzerland, Pearlman equipped herself with the following as she captured 900 ammo photos in a World War II bunker: Nikon D800 with macro lens, MacBook Pro, ColorMunki, Profoto D1 monolights, compact light stands, umbrellas alongside adapters and extension cords. Her warm jacket protected her against the cold while a thermos of hot coffee helped battle the jet lag.

Bullet cross-section, Cross-section of bullet, Bullets cut in half, half bullets

Bullet cross-section, Cross-section of bullet, Bullets cut in half, half bullets

Bullets precisely split in half, Bullet cross-section, Cross-section of bullet, Bullets cut in half, half bullets

Ammo cross-section, Bullet cross-section, Cross-section of bullet, Bullets cut in half, half bullets

Ammo cross-section, Bullet cross-section, Cross-section of bullet, Bullets cut in half, half bullets

Cutting bullets in half is a risky process, which is why they had to be defused by a munitions specialist before being cut in half. Enjoy the snaps and appreciate the beauty and craftsmanship that objects as deadly as these pack within.