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2013-06-22 06:33:38 AM
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basemetal: [cdn.petapixel.com image 620x515]

The one on the left looks like a glaser safety slug.


The one on the left looks like a marriage round, you can tell by the blue ball.
2013-06-22 04:59:02 AM
3 votes:

HotWingAgenda: She deliberately says the subjects were photographed inside a WWII bunker, and does not say they are WWII ammunition. What kind of f*cked up unit would have 900 different types of rounds in one bunker?


Looking at the site, the photographer is an Austrian expat living in LA. Personally I'm going for English as a second language for $200. Actually the language she's writing in is AGB, or Art Gallery Bullshi'it.
2013-06-22 03:42:41 AM
3 votes:
photographing 900 different "specimens" of cross sectioned ammunition. Her resulting photo series, AMMO,

Her next project, cross sections of adult toys, DILDO.
2013-06-22 09:28:19 AM
2 votes:

basemetal: NFA: Shame they didn't have info on the make and caliber.

h2ogate: This would be a lot more interesting if there were explanations of the bullet designs.

Exactly.

This.

God-is-a-Taco: The cross-sections reveal a hidden complexity and beauty of form, which stands in vast contrast to the destructive purpose of the object. It is a representation of the evil and the beautiful, a reflection of the human condition.

Oh for god's sake. You took a picture of bullets. It's not a deep, spiritual journey through the human experience. At least not without a sepia or black and white filter applied.


This is why artists should never talk about their art, ever. STFU and make with the pretty pictures, lady.
2013-06-22 04:39:55 AM
2 votes:

HotWingAgenda: amindofiron: HotWingAgenda: amindofiron: There are international treaties (the Hague conventions specifically) that ban the use of expanding/hollow point ammo in warfare and the Geneva convention's ban on weapons that are expressly designed to maim (in this case that thing that looks like a glazer safety round).

She said it was a Swiss WWII bunker. She didn't say the contents of the bunker were all from WWII. Even if she had, would you mind taking a stab at whether the Geneva Convention and all those Hague treaties happened before or after WWII? Go ahead, guess.

Hague conventions where called in 1899 and 1907 respectively and the Geneva conventions where called in 1906, 1929 and 1949 respectively, what's your point? As to your other point, the article's title was "AMMO: Cross Section Photos of Bullets Used During WWII". I suppose you could quibble and claim that some of them where used in the civilian market during the same time but...

My bad. Generally, everyone born after WWII means the most recent (1949) convention when they are talking about "THE Geneva Convention". Sort of like how when someone mentions "THE president" they're not talking about Taft. You must be extremely long lived. As for whether the photographer says they were WWII ammunition, I can't help you. She deliberately says the subjects were photographed inside a WWII bunker, and does not say they are WWII ammunition. What kind of f*cked up unit would have 900 different types of rounds in one bunker?


The Fightin' Fifth Aspergers Museum and Photography Unit, SIR!
2013-06-22 12:17:38 AM
2 votes:
They would have never posted this inside information on the Internet during WWII.
2013-06-22 12:52:51 PM
1 votes:
HotWingAgenda: blah blah blah
She deliberately says the subjects were photographed inside a WWII bunker, and does not say they are WWII ammunition. What kind of f*cked up unit would have 900 different types of rounds in one bunker?


Special Needs Forces???

You can always tell by the clean windows.
2013-06-22 09:29:58 AM
1 votes:

DontMakeMeComeBackThere: Spanky McStupid: [cdn.petapixel.com image 620x489]

Image on the right was called a "buddy bullet": three rounds in one.  Not very cost-effective.

And the one in the middle...is that a NEEDLE in it?  Wierd.


That's a humanitarian bullet.  It delivers a dose of anesthetic with the bullet.
2013-06-22 08:38:27 AM
1 votes:
cdn.petapixel.com

Image on the right was called a "buddy bullet": three rounds in one.  Not very cost-effective.
2013-06-22 07:17:53 AM
1 votes:
HotWingAgenda:  What kind of f*cked up unit would have 900 different types of rounds in one bunker?

The Tea Party?
2013-06-22 02:53:06 AM
1 votes:
The cross-sections reveal a hidden complexity and beauty of form, which stands in vast contrast to the destructive purpose of the object. It is a representation of the evil and the beautiful, a reflection of the human condition.

Oh for god's sake. You took a picture of bullets. It's not a deep, spiritual journey through the human experience. At least not without a sepia or black and white filter applied.

It's really interesting to see the differences inside the bullets, though.
2013-06-22 02:49:09 AM
1 votes:

NFA: Shame they didn't have info on the make and caliber.


Glad it wasn't just my aspergers that needed that. The utter lack of any detail on the (otherwise rather gorgeous) photographs, distressed me so much, it almost gave me a nosebleed.

:-/
2013-06-21 10:14:10 PM
1 votes:
Rounds for everyone!
 
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