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  • 03.16.11

Eye-Popping Photos Capture Splattered Eggs Frozen in Time

Happy (early) Easter!

Eye-Popping Photos Capture Splattered Eggs Frozen in Time

We know Easter is more than a month away and all but we couldn’t resist showing off these jaw-dropping pics by Brooklyn fashion photographer Henry Hargreaves. They blow your old Paas-decorated egg right out of its basket.

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Hargreaves, who has snapped pictures for Ralph Lauren, Christie’s, GQ, Nylon, and others, shot the photos here as a side project with his friend, the prop stylist Caitlin Levine.

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Together, they hollowed out a bunch of eggs, then filled them with a psychedelic mix of glitter and neon-colored paint. Then they dropped the eggs on the ground, and Hargreaves tried to capture the cinematic moment when they exploded all over the place, appearing like Humpty Dumpty on a mega-big acid trip.

As far as Easter iconography goes, it’s more Todd Schorr than Ten Commandments, which is to say awesome.

[Images courtesy of Henry Hargreaves]

About the author

Suzanne LaBarre is the editor of Co.Design. Previously, she was the online content director of Popular Science and has written for the New York Times, the New York Observer, Newsday, I.D.

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