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Water Wigs: Bald Men Get a Splash of Hair

Wednesday 09.05.2012 , Posted by
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Tim Tadder is back with a new series of portraits… ones which continue his humorous yet absorbing obsession with water. Following up his previous series of portraits, Fish Heads, these examples reverse the process, elevating their watery elements rather than dunking the heads. Water Wigs sees bald men in a dynamic set of images, one which places exploding water balloons around their heads lit with a triad of brilliant colors. The incredible and arresting results give each man a momentary wig of translucent hair.

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The expressions on each subjects face is simply perfect – ranging from serene looks reminiscent of renaissance portraiture to the primal rage of punk rockers. The fact that each image existed for a fraction of a second only adds to Tadder’s incredible skill at creating exceptionally interesting moments.

Craving more of Tadder’s work? As it ranges from sports, exploration and adventure photography, to work with top name brands and the wild portraiture you see here, you won’t be disappointed. See his Behance page or his personal website for more.

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Known in some circles as the most amazing man in the universe, he once saved an entire family of muskrats from a sinking, fire engulfed steamboat while recovering from two broken arms relating to a botched no-chute wingsuit landing in North Korea. When not impressing people with his humbling humility, he can be found freelance writing, finding shiny objects on the internet, enjoying the company of much-appreciated friends and living out his nomadic nature. He is Managing Editor of Visual News. Follow his movements on Twitter:

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