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

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

March 9, 2013

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Christopher Jobson

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…



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Orchid: Exploding High-Speed Paint Flowers by Fabian Oefner

Orchid: Exploding High-Speed Paint Flowers by Fabian Oefner

Nov.5.13

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Christopher

For his third and final investigation in his “Paint Action” series Swiss photographer Fabian Oefner (previously here and here) created a series of flower-inspired paint formations titled Orchid. To make the images Oefner poured numerous layers of paint with a top layer of either black or white onto which he dropped a colored sphere. The resulting splash forced the colored paint up and out of the top layer resulting in the crowning…



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Liquid Jewels: High Speed Photos of Paint on Popped Balloons by Fabian Oefner

Liquid Jewels: High Speed Photos of Paint on Popped Balloons by Fabian Oefner

Aug.5.13

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Christopher

Liquid Jewel is a new project by Swiss photographer Fabian Oefner (previously) as part of his ongoing exploration of manipulating paint with natural forces such as sound, centrifugal force, and even magnetism. In these new images the photographer turned his attention toward air pressure by harnessing the power of the popped balloon. Oefner covered modeling balloons in thick layers of acrylic paint and photographed each one milliseconds after…



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Uncanny Photographs of Iridescent Oil Spills by Fabian Oefner

Uncanny Photographs of Iridescent Oil Spills by Fabian Oefner

Aug.31.16

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Christopher

…As part of an ongoing effort to explore the visual effects of iridescence, artist Fabian Oefner (previously) created a new photographic series titled Oil Spill. To create the images he used a syringe to drip small drops of oil into a black reservoir containing water. As the oil expanded into plumes he captured the images you see here reminiscent of giant fires, irises, or exploding stars. You can see more from the series on Behance….



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High Speed Photos of Combusting Alcohol Look like X-Rays of the Human Brain

High Speed Photos of Combusting Alcohol Look like X-Rays of the Human Brain

Feb.28.14

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Christopher

The plume from an exploding bomb. Black and white flowers. X-Rays of a human brain cortex. These all seem like valid guesses when looking at this new series of photos by Fabian Oefner (previously here, here, here), but the truth is more amazing: it’s fire. To create the photos Oefner added a few drops of alcohol into a large glass vessel and waited for the fumes to fill the void. He then ignited the gas and managed to capture these…



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Colorful Liquid Splashes Captured at 1/3500th of a Second Look Like Floating Sculptures

Colorful Liquid Splashes Captured at 1/3500th of a Second Look Like Floating Sculptures

Jun.23.14

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Christopher

…d space. Creating shapes of nature not experienced by the human eye, these short-lived anomalies are frozen for us to view at 3500th of a second. Transforming the non-discernible and ephemeral to the eternal. The essence of photography—immortalize the transitory. You can see several additional shots from the series on their website. If you liked this you can check out similar high-speed liquid works by Manon Wethly, Fabian Oefner, and Shinichi…