Colourant

Colourant is a superbly fun idea that features a series of floating “sculptures” of colourful liquid thrown into the air by Jeremy Floto and Cassandra Warner of Floto+Warner.

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The images capture the imperceptible as the camera shutter blinks for 1/3500th of a second, a fraction that your eye would barely recognise it before it was over and just a mess on the ground.

a momentary graffiti of air and space

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Each of the shapes doesn’t quite look real, yet looks perfectly natural all at the same time.

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.

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The beauty is in the technical aspects as much as it is in the colour and landscapes, “the essence of photography – immortalise the transitory”.  A poetic a description of an optical illusion as I’ve heard.

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15 Responses to “Colourant”


  1. 1 Marija August 7, 2014 at 8:05 pm

    This is absolutely stunning and beautiful. It almost appears surreal.

  2. 3 wretchedshekels August 7, 2014 at 8:10 pm

    i cannot figure how you dispersed the liquid. It is really awesome photography though. I like the second to last one the best!

  3. 6 theredheadedwheatlesswanderer August 7, 2014 at 8:33 pm

    these are incredible, so beautiful and jaw dropping in contrast

  4. 8 hakeem August 7, 2014 at 10:25 pm

    This is awesome. Which type of camera did they use?

  5. 11 Ana Jain August 8, 2014 at 8:15 am

    This is fantastic! What a brilliant technique. Very refreshing indeed!

  6. 12 Sjlvermay August 8, 2014 at 12:34 pm

    Reblogged this on sjlvermay and commented:
    Super cool idea! Looks amazing 😀


  1. 1 Colourant « Becca Streeter Trackback on September 4, 2014 at 2:19 pm

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