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High Speed Photo Series of Liquids and ‘Stuff’ Flying Through the Air

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You don’t have to be high-brow to put together a creative photo series; you don’t even need to travel the deserts of Tunisia. Sometimes, all you need is a container full of something, the willingness to toss it in the air, and the skill to capture the result. That’s what Belgium-based photographer Manon Wethly has done, shooting various airborne containers filled with stuff and uploading the resulting pictures to her Instagram account.

Though the subject is, by definition, quite simple, it’s impressive how unique each photo manages to be. All manner of beverages and powders of different colors and consistencies are seen flying out of any given container. Coffee in to-go cups, wine in wine glasses, milk in juice glasses, and flower in bowls all become airborne when they get around Wethly.

Though she experiments with larger cameras and different backgrounds, the majority of the photos are taken with her iPhone against a clear blue or partly cloudy sky. The diversity of the images comes from the direction the container is thrown, the way it’s spinning, and the color of the stuff flying out of it:

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Speaking to Junk Culture, Wethly explains:

It is absolutely fascinating to see what kind of shape an object or liquid gets when it is ‘flying.’ Clicking at exact the right second most often brings the most spectacular and surprising results.

To see more airborne beverages, powders, and other objects, head over to Wethly’s blog or follow her on Instagram.

(via Colossal)


Image credits: Photography by Manon Wethly and used with permission.