You can hear the sound, but how you see it? Similar to the equalizer on music player, Fabian Oefner, a talented Zurich based photographer came up with a creative way to make the sound waves visible. Or in other word, build a bridge between the acoustical and the visual world.
In this experimental project called “Dancing Colors“, Fabian attached a thin membrane on top of the loud speakers, and put some colored salt on it. Once the music starts playing, the salt starts vibrating and these odd looking sculptures form for just a fraction of a second. By connecting a microphone to the flash trigger, Oefner is able to capture these very brief moments where sound colorfully dances along the surface of the speaker.
This “liquid glass” photography is taken beautifully by the Mexican photography studio Jean Bérard Fotografía[JFB]. They have developed a series of images which capture the chaos and unpredictability of liquids, telling us “Not always the water as to be inside the glass”. Using photography techniques only, JFB capture the water swirling around the outside of the glass in a stunning way! Gorgeous work! Love the motion of the water! [source]
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Californian-based Tim Tadde, created this project entitled Water Wigs which is described as “a further exploration into water weirdness.” The spirited set of visuals depict explosions of water balloons lit with a miscellany of colors, creating eruptions of simulated liquid hair on the heads of bald men. The guys’ expressions are hilarious considering they have water balloons pegging them in the head while the photograph is being taken. The final products have such great animation and use of vibrant colors across the series. As each explosion occurs, new forms of water-based hair appear. Giving these men a psychedelic head of water hair was no easy feat: Tadder says he used a laser and sound trigger to capture the right moments for each subject to create just the head of hair that fit best with the face. [source]
Entitled Bursting Soap Bubbles, this beautiful series of photo shot by Fabian Oefner, magically capturing soap bubble details that are generally difficult to see with the naked eye. In order to create the patterns of visible color on the otherwise transparent objects, the Swiss photographer placed light and refractors around the bubbles to capture the full spectrum of their iridescent glow. As for the shooting the ephemeral explosion, a purpose-built high speed flash unit is required, about a couple of hundred photos and some persistence. If you would like to know, how these images were captured, please visit here. [source].