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

February 28, 2014

Christopher Jobson

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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 fleeting images as the fire consumed the interior of the vessel. You can see more plus a brief video here.

 

 



Photography

High Speed Sea Foam Photographed by Ger Kelliher

February 13, 2014

Christopher Jobson

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Back in January, photographer Ger Kelliher snapped this high speed photo of angry sea foam captured on Coomeenole beach in West Kerry, Ireland. The lighting and perfect timing make the water look almost sculptural in quality. If you’re interested, he has the image available as a high resolution download over on Etsy so you can make your own prints.

 

 



Music

High-Speed Strings: Video Trickery Creates Wobbly Slow Motion Effect

December 1, 2013

Christopher Jobson

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This brief clip demonstrates what happens when you film an upright bass while synchronizing the vibration of the strings with the frame rate of the camera. The resulting video makes it appear as though the musician is playing in slow motion when the video is actually playing at normal speed, not unlike the effect of a strobe light. (via Devour)

Update: According to Create Digital Music this phenomenon might have more to do with how a digital cameras capture an image by scanning images quickly from top to bottom. (thnx, Clepsydrae)

 

 



Art Photography

Orchid: Exploding High-Speed Paint Flowers by Fabian Oefner

November 5, 2013

Christopher Jobson

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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 splashes of color you see here. While working on the project the Creator’s Project stopped by the photographer’s studio for a discussion about how he works.

 

 



Photography

Shake: Hilarious High-Speed Photographs of Dogs Shaking by Carli Davidson

October 22, 2013

Christopher Jobson

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Mane / Dogue de Bordeaux / Courtesy Carli Davidson & Harper Collins

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Mane / Dogue de Bordeaux / Courtesy Carli Davidson & Harper Collins

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Dax / Boxer / Courtesy Carli Davidson & Harper Collins

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Dax / Boxer / Courtesy Carli Davidson & Harper Collins

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Roz / Chinese Crested / Courtesy Carli Davidson & Harper Collins

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Roz / Chinese Crested / Courtesy Carli Davidson & Harper Collins

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Vito / French Bulldog / Courtesy Carli Davidson & Harper Collins

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Vito / French Bulldog / Courtesy Carli Davidson & Harper Collins

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Katie / Springer Spaniel / Courtesy Carli Davidson & Harper Collins

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Katie / Springer Spaniel / Courtesy Carli Davidson & Harper Collins

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Published just today, Shake is a new book of photos from Portland-based photographer Carli Davidson who used a high speed camera to capture hilarious freeze-frame shots of various dogs mid-shake. The amusing portraits seem to transform ordinary pets into strangely distorted animals right out of a cartoon. Known for her candid and heartfelt portraits of pets and wildlife, Davidson first began photographing animals while working with the animal care team at the Oregon Zoo. Shake was partially inspired by her own dog Norbert whose drool she regularly scrubs from the walls of her home due to his frequent shaking.

To accompany the book Davidson also teamed up with the folks over at Variable to make a slow motion montage of numerous dogs shaking and rolling their heads. That’s two whole minutes of glorious HD drool. Shake features a total of 130 high speed photos of 61 dogs, some of which are also available as prints. Pick it up here.

 

 



Photography

High Speed Photographs of Ink Mixing with Oil by Alberto Seveso

September 16, 2013

Christopher Jobson

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One of the masters of high speed liquid photography, Alberto Seveso (previously), is back with a new series of photos titled Dropping. The Italian photographer achieved these particular shots by dropping mixtures of colored ink into a container of oil and then flipping the final images upside down. See several more from the series here. (via Twisted Sifter)

 

 



Art Photography

High Speed Flower Explosions by Martin Klimas

September 9, 2013

Christopher Jobson

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The life of a flower usually ends in slow, inglorious decay as petals wilt and succombs to the cycle of life, but these flowers shot by German photographer Martin Klimas go out with a bang. You might recognize Klimas’ work from his wildly popular series of shattered ceramic figures photographed at high speed as they hit the ground. For his exploding flower photographs the artist first soaked them in liquid nitrogen to ensure the petals were brittle as eggshells and then blasted them from behind with an air gun resulting in dazzling bursts of color.

You can see more from this series over at Feature Shoot, and Klimas also opens a show called Sonic at Foley Gallery in New York starting September 18, 2013. If you liked this be sure to check out the work of Jon Shireman. (via My Modern Met)