They are created by photographing fast-moving droplets of paint as they fall through the air. Artist Jack Long, 53, spends months painstakingly planning and testing each work before capturing them with a high-speed camera. He uses water mixed with thickeners, pigments and dyes. The paint is suspended in air for a split second and he uses an electronic flash to get the moment just right. The images contain a range of leaves, stems, petals and even the pots are made out of paint.
He said: ‘I love working with liquids because of their incredible versatility when creating high speed photography. The work takes a great amount of planning, set building and testing. Hundreds of captures are made in testing and then many more during the actual final capture stage. A very few stand out as being the best.’
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