Beautiful High-Speed Photographs of Ink Mixing with Oil


When it comes to high-speed liquid photography, you’d be hard-pressed to find more than one or two people the world over who can match illustrator Alberto Seveso. Last year we featured two of his projects: a surreal set of photos that mixed portraits with ink, and the awesome “Ink Riders” series of LEGO men surfing on ink.

The series Dropping continues down the same ink-inspired road, only this time, Seveso eschewed the water he typically uses and used oil instead.

To create these photographs, Seveso dropped ink mixtures into a container of oil, photographing them at high-speed and flipping the resulting photographs upside down. What you get in the end is a set of ethereal ink droplets seemingly defying gravity and reaching towards the sky.

Here’s a look at the whole series:











If you like this, you’ll definitely want to check out our previous coverage and head over to Seveso’s website and see more of what he has to offer. Just make sure you carve out enough time… he’s got enough impressive work on his site to keep you browsing for days.

(via Gizmodo)

Image credits: Photographs by Alberto Seveso and used with permission.

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  • Joey Duncan


  • Joeha

    Exceptional! I really dig the sculptural quality of these.

  • kassim

    Almost look like porn… almost.

  • Norshan Nusi

    High speed photography for that?

    Now that’s a good idea… LOL~
    But then some company probably have done that anyway…