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Colorful Photos of Paint Being Flung from Barbie Heads and Various Objects

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Still life photographer Peter Schafrick recently built a custom contraption he calls “The Spinster.” It’s a mostly wooden device that allows him to spin paint-covered objects around an axis, capturing colorful images of paint being flung outward by centrifugal force. The resulting series is titled “Toys.”

Here’s what The Spinster looks like:

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Among the objects chosen by Schafrick were some Barbie doll heads. “A few dolls were most definitely harmed in the making of these photos,” the studio writes.

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Another object featured in the series is the wrench:

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Schafrick’s studio spent three days covering objects (and his studio) in paint, spinning the objects around at high speeds using the Spinster, and then shooting high speed “action photos” against a black background. Here are the photographs that resulted:

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We shared a similar project earlier this year by Swiss photographer Fabian Oefner, but that project was focused on paint being flung outward by a drill-powered rod.

Head on over to Schafrick’s website if you’d like to see these images in a higher resolution.

“Toys” by Peter Schafrick (via Colossal)


Image credits: Photographs by Peter Schafrick and used with permission


 
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  • http://www.sandervanderveen.nl/ Sander van der Veen

    Very cool stuff!

  • bgrady413

    Really cool