Water Wigs: Split-Second Wigs Made For Bald Men With Exploding Water Balloons

August 24, 2012


This is a series titled 'Water Wigs' by photographer Tim Tadder and his cohorts. It features bald men with wigs made from water as a result of thrown water balloons popping on their heads. Neat, but I still want mine made out of chocolate milk.

We just finished shooting a new project we call Water Wigs. The concept is simple and it is another visual exploration of something new and totally different. We found a bunch of awesome bald men and hurled water balloons at their heads, to capture the explosion of water at various intervals. The result a new head of of water hair! We used a laser and sound trigger to capture the right moments for each subject to create just the head of hair that fit best with the face.

I actually got this tip several times and every time I read the headline as 'Water Wings' and was all, damn, Geekologie tipsters are being f***ing spazzy today -- water wings have been around foreeeeever. I used to splash around in the pool with those things on in like, 2010.

Hit the jump for several more worthwhile examples.








Thanks to Steve, allison, KTG, Marbles and Tony B, who have all worn wigs made out of spaghetti before and insist they've never felt sexier. I believe it.

  • Guest

    ...it would seem more fitting to use female models for most of these hair styles. The mohawk one is so far my favorite. :D

  • Lauren Hughes

    When will we see GW in a water wig?

  • n_a_a_s

    I use this same method when putting condoms on before starting the day

  • this does seem pretty fake...
    but I may just not understand how this particular rule-set of physics works.

  • It looks as if the photographer used a long, tube-like water balloon for this effect instead of a spherical one.

  • grimbldoo

    You would think that it would be obvious by the shape of the "hair."

  • BillGatesIsYourDaddy


    This is a complete photoshop job. You can tell its a fake because the shadow’s are all wrong.

    This is exactly like that scene in the movie Never Back Down where Max visited a hooker and she ended up being a Thai Boy. Max was later diagnosed with a STD and it burned every time he peed.

  • n_a_a_s

    ahhh... daisy. I miss her too folks! Are there really just a few us of who even know who Daisy is? Big ups to BillGatesIsYourDaddy for bringing back a piece of the good ol days ;)

  • Man I haven't seen that name in a while.
    Also where are all the laserbeams. We need the pew pew shit.

  • Dick Fabulous

    What shadows are you referring to? This would be an enormous series of photos to do in Photoshop; far easier to shoot this variety of work as photographs.

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