Photographer Steve Kazemir made this 4-minute video showing how he shoots beautiful photos of paint splashes frozen in time using an old speaker in his garage.
Kazemir stretched a black trash bag over the speaker to protect it and plays sound from a tablet through it at max volume. Dripping “dollar store” acrylic paint onto the trash bag, Kazemir uses a sound trigger to trip his camera and two off-camera flashes when audio causes the paint to “dance.”
Here are some photos Kazemir has captured using the setup:
Watch the video at the top of this article to learn more details of Kazemir’s technique and his tips for doing this type of shoot yourself.
Image credits: Photographs by Steve Kazemir and used with permission