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Mesmerizing Macro Photos of Ink Shot on the DJI Pocket 2

The DJI Pocket 2 is a travel vlogging device and using it outside that sphere is rarely considered by those who own one. Given the restrictions on travel from 2020, Vadim Sherbakov decided to see if he could make use of the little camera beyond its original intent.

Minimal Photos of Iconic Computers Throughout History

Photographer James Ball (AKA. Docubyte) recently teamed up with digital retouching house INK to create some beautiful, minimalist images of 10 iconic computers throughout history. We're talking historic machines like the IBM 1401 and Alan Turing’s Pilot ACE, highlighted for the beautiful technology they are.

My Epson Printer Wastes 25% of Its Ink

Last week a video created by Bellevue Fine Art went viral after it showed how much ink their large format Epson 9900 printers were wasting (Spoiler Alert: It’s a lot!).

This is How Much Ink the Epson 9900 Printer Wastes

It is said that printer ink costs more than black market human blood. With such high costs involved, you might expect that printer companies help you squeeze every last drop from an ink cartridge before you're forced to replace it. Unfortunately, that's not the case.

The folks over at Bellevue Fine Art in Seattle recently decided to find out exactly how much ink their high-end Epson 9900 printer wastes. The answer: a ton.

Destruction/Creation: When Ink and Double Exposure Photography Digitally Collide

Inspired by the beautiful ink-in-water photography of Alberto Seveso -- who, by the way, we've featured many times on PetaPixel, so definitely check that out -- South African artist and photographer Chris Slabber recently put a spin on ink photography the likes of which we've not seen before.

Using his skills as a digital artist, he combined the genres of Ink Photography and Double Exposure portraits to create something that, in the interest of avoiding photography word inflation, is both good and beautiful (but not 'stunning' or 'brain paralyzing').

Mesmerizing Macro Photos of Ink Mixing With Oil and Soap

Visual artist Ruslan Khasanov was cooking a little while back when he noticed some interesting interactions between the oil and soy sauce he was using. The little black beads of soy sauce forming at the bottom of the container inspired him, and so he decided to perform a little visual experiment by substituting the soy sauce for ink, and adding in a little soap for good measure.

Thus was born his series Pacific Light, a series of macro photos, GIFs and a video that show what happens when you mix those three ingredients together.

Photograph Otherworldly Environments Using a Fish Tank, Salt Water, and Dyes

If you want to capture photographs or videos of otherworldly environments without using any computer generated imagery, one way is to create miniature worlds in your garage using a fish tank and salt water (a technique that has been used in numerous Hollywood movies). The video above is a tutorial on this trick by filmmaker and visual effects guru Joey Shanks.

Portraits of Women Blended with Ink Photographs

For his surreal series titled "Beibeees", artist Alberto Seveso blended photos of women with smoke-like photographs of ink in water. To recreate this kind of look, try shooting smoke or ink against a pure white background and then use the cloudy formations as a layer mask on a portrait.