I'm not sure if these photos by Martin Klimas are gimmick or genius, but I like the way he makes them:
I drop the figurine from the same height in complete darkness while the lens of the camera is open. When the figurine hits the ground, the sound triggers the lights to go off for a fraction of a second. I do this procedure many times or until I find the one frame that is just right. I keep just one such picture for every figurine.
Images: photos by Martin Klimas, from the 'Still Life' series. From The Morning News website.