It may require something of a leap of faith to imagine handguns and assault rifles as things of beauty, but Finnish photographer Herra Kuulapaa has set out to make that leap just a little bit easier. Using state-of-the-art, high-speed camera equipment, Kuulapaa has managed to capture fascinating images of various firearms at the instant the trigger is pulled.
Kuulapaa has always had an interest in revealing objects and events that would ordinarily be hidden from the human eye. To that end, these remarkable photographs offer an unprecedented look into our unseen world. The bullets seem to hang suspended in the air, amid strangely beautiful plumes of fire and smoke.