Black Hole Photography from Fabian Oefner

March 10th, 2013 | Space




Black Hole Photography


Black Hole Photography






Fabian Oefner, from Switzerland, created these Black Hole photographs using centrifugal force, which basically means he spins a drill really really fast and photographs paint flying off the edges.

Here’s a quote from the artist about the process:

“Various shades of acrylic paint are dripped onto a metallic rod, which is connected to a drill. When switched on, the paint starts to move away from the rod due to the centrifugal force, creating these amazing looking structures.

The motion of the paint happens in a blink of an eye, the images you see are taken only millisecond after the drill was turned on. To capture the moment, where the paint forms that distinctive shape, I connected a sensor to the drill, which sends an impulse to the flashes. These specialized units are capable of creating flashes as short as a 1/40000 of a second, freezing the motion of the paint.”

It’s a really interesting technique that requires incredible timing.  I especially like the oblique angle shots, amazing expression and color!  For more information, visit Fabian’s Behance page.


[via Colossal]

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