Kaija Straumanis, a U.S.-based photographer and grad student, has gone viral with a funny and light-hearted set of self-portrait images that capture various random objects as they collide gracefully with her head. Perhaps the best thing about the images is that they’re pulled off so well. Each picture captures the exact moment of impact, and despite her mashed-up face and flailing hair and glasses, her eyes remain impressively focused.
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Belgium-based photographer Manon Wethly tosses different containers with various liquids up in the air and captures the beautiful shapes they create. Calling her project the Flying Stuff, Manon already spilt a good deal of coffee, wine, juice, milk and other liquids in order to freeze their matter-of-seconds beauty and elegance. You’d probably want to clear the area when Manon is doing one of her photoshoots!
Some probably think these fantastical shapes are created by computer, but actually, those are real liquid drops, captured in high speed by Corrie White. Born in the Netherlands and currently based in Canada, Corrie told us that water drop photography started off as a mere hobby and soon she went from using primitive tools to pro equipment.
Commercial advertising photographer Tim Tadder just finished shooting a new project he calls “Water Wigs”. Tim and his colleagues came up with this crazy idea while working with a mannequin in a studio. They realized that water made cool hair like shapes which worked exceptionally well on bald heads. So he found a bunch of awesome bald men and threw water balloons at their heads to create hilarious water wigs.
Milwaukee-based photographer Jack Long creates gorgeous water splash flowers that last only a fraction of a second and you won’t find them in any flower store! The artist shapes and colors the liquid flowers by using a mixture of water, thickener, pigment and dye. Unbelievably, every shot from the “Vessels and Blooms” series is captured in one high speed exposure, without any Photoshop.
Italian graphic designer and illustrator Alberto Seveso released another mesmerizing collection of underwater ink photographs. The images were made by taking high-speed photographs of ink mixing with water, but unlike the previous times, the artist mixed two colors and titled his new series ‘a due Colori’. The result is so powerful that I think I’ll be riding these ink waves tonight in my dreams, just like his Ink Riders.
If you are a dog (or look like one) and you’re looking for a photographer, look no further! Carli Davidson is both an internationally recognized award winning photographer and an experienced animal trainer and caretaker. For her series “Shake“, Carli photographed dogs shaking off water to create distorted expressions like half-grimace, half-smiles that are familiar to many dog owners, but when caught on camera, the dogs look incredibly strange and funny.
At first, I thought they get these shots simply by mixing some paint with water and than dripping it while manually trying to catch the very best moments with a hand-held camera. But the truth is that photographers use sound vibrations to generate drops and professional electronic flash triggers sensitive enough to detect a clear water drop or a bullet traveling at over 1,300 km/hour.
A lot of wonderful things happen in the blink of an eye, but they are moving too quickly for us to see. High speed photography is the science of taking pictures of very fast phenomena and is an amazing way to capture the images that we don’t usually get to see. Theory aside, Boredpanda.com presents you a really cool collection of 20 Stunning High Speed Photographs.