Black Hole: Photographs of Paint Flung by Centrifugal Force by Fabian Oefner

Black Hole: Photographs of Paint Flung by Centrifugal Force by Fabian Oefner paint high speed

Black Hole: Photographs of Paint Flung by Centrifugal Force by Fabian Oefner paint high speed

Black Hole: Photographs of Paint Flung by Centrifugal Force by Fabian Oefner paint high speed

Black Hole: Photographs of Paint Flung by Centrifugal Force by Fabian Oefner paint high speed

Black Hole: Photographs of Paint Flung by Centrifugal Force by Fabian Oefner paint high speed

Black Hole: Photographs of Paint Flung by Centrifugal Force by Fabian Oefner paint high speed

Black Hole: Photographs of Paint Flung by Centrifugal Force by Fabian Oefner paint high speed

Black Hole: Photographs of Paint Flung by Centrifugal Force by Fabian Oefner paint high speed

Black Hole: Photographs of Paint Flung by Centrifugal Force by Fabian Oefner paint high speed

Black Hole: Photographs of Paint Flung by Centrifugal Force by Fabian Oefner paint high speed

Black Hole: Photographs of Paint Flung by Centrifugal Force by Fabian Oefner paint high speed

Black Hole is the lastest project from Swiss photographer Fabian Oefner who is known for his photographic work with vibrantly colored paints, most notably manipulating it with sound and magnetic ferrofluid. For this latest project Oefner connected a metallic rod to an electric drill which was then covered in paint. Activating the drill then caused to paint to fling violently outward which he then captured with a precisely timed camera.

The motion of the paint happens in a blink of an eye, the images you see are taken only millisecond after the drill was turned on. To capture the moment, where the paint forms that distinctive shape, I connected a sensor to the drill, which sends an impulse to the flashes. These specialized units are capable of creating flashes as short as a 1/40000 of a second, freezing the motion of the paint.

To see a video of the entire process you can visit his page on Behance, and you can see many more high resolution photographs over on his website. If you want prints just get in touch.

Update: Now with video.