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.
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
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.
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.