Beautiful and Deadly WMDs

Martin Miller at Photography Served gives us a look at some historic weapons of mass destruction under an artistic light. His striking black and white photographs transform some of last century's most horrifying weapons into beautiful works of art.

Although the term, WMD, has become a part of our daily lexicon, it remains very much an abstraction for most of us. This series of images offers a retrospective look at some of these weapons. Most of my subjects are drawn from the Cold War period during which there was a very real threat to the survival of civilization itself. The last sixty years has seen a frenzied tango between strategy and technology that has left us with the chilling array of doomsday machines seen here.


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Very cool pictures here... Definitely an eerie feeling; the black and white truly does the subject the justice it deserves. Has the same feel as looking at Frankenstein's lab.
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I voted it neat. I am not ashamed. There are replicas of Fatman and Little Boy at the museum in Albuquerque. Their simplicity in design compared to the complex results fascinate me.

I believe a few of those images were taken at the National Atomic Museum at it's old location.
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