The Journey of Paint Drop

journey of paint drop

What’s this? This may look like some strange, newly-discovered form of sea life, but it is actually just a blob of paint dropped into water. Artist Mark Mawson came up with the technique for a series of photographs he calls Aqueous.

And the following “white vertical drop” is my favorite one in the series. It is such a simple and beautiful form.

journey of paint drop

journey of paint drop

journey of paint drop

journey of paint drop

Mark, who specializes in shooting underwater scenes and people, simply takes different kinds of paint and drops them into a tank before snapping the outcome with his camera and using a strobe to light up the odd splodges.

journey of paint drop

The difference in the density of the paints creates varying shapes.

journey of paint drop

journey of paint drop

journey of paint drop

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