The Black Hole series is so spectacular, it almost seems unreal… Yet the concept behind these vibrantly-coloured paint-splashes is actually quite simple.
Fabian Oefner, a 29-year old Swiss photographer who clearly likes to have fun with paint, created this series by dripping various shades of acrylic colours onto a metallic rod that was connected to a drill. When switched on, the paint started to move away from the rod, creating these amazing-looking images.
The motion of the paint happened in a blink of an eye, just milliseconds after the drill was turned on. To capture the moment, where the paint forms that distinctive shape, Fabian connected a sensor to the drill, which sent an impulse to the flashes. These specialized units were capable of creating flashes as short as a 1/40000 of a second, freezing the motion of the paint.
Get a glimpse of the creative process here, but also be sure to take a look at more of Fabian’s projects. Some really beautiful work!
If you would like prints of his work, get in touch with him.
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This stunning photo series, called Crinoline Flowers, was made as a visual representation of Sophia Banks‘ feelings about being transgender. When she made these photos, then known as Daryl Banks, she was nowhere near ready to come out and tell the public about her being a trans woman, but she courageously did so recently.
Her inspiration for the photos came while wandering around some vintage clothing stores in Toronto’s Kensington Market. The original series was photographed when she was taking a studio lighting class at Ryerson University. The photos were later re-shot for the Eckhart Gallery in higher resolution.