These are not some Photoshoped work. These are three months of work for photographer Thomas Herbrich who snapped some 100,000 individual photographs of smoke, looking for unexpected anamalies and fortuitous coincidences where familiar shapes emerged. It is interesting to see how the brain tries to create order out of chaos, try to find familiar patterns such as faces, hands, spine or scrolls of paper out of those random images. After carefully sifting through each image Herbrich selected 20 final shots for this series, aptly titled, Smoke. Here are some of our favorite, click here to see the whole collection.
These gorgeous ice crystals inside frozen bubble is created by Hope Carter on her front porch or back deck. To create it, Carter need to wait for right conditions: 10-15 degrees Fahrenheit and no wind, and then she’ll blow a bubble. As she told us, “The ice crystals start forming immediately after the bubble is blown. You must get back to your camera and focus in on where the crystals start forming in the bubble. Typically, this all happens anywhere from 30 seconds to two minutes before the entire bubble is frozen over. Temperature is the ultimate determining factor – the colder it is, the faster the process.”
Inspired by her own dog Norbert, US-based photographer and animal trainer Carli Davidson published her book “Shake” – a series of photo collection features close-up portraits of dogs in all of their drooling glory. Using a high speed camera, Carli was able to capture hilarious freeze-frame shots of various dogs mid-shake. Lips smack, ears flop, and drool flies – all the sudden, those ordinary dogs looks like star right out of a cartoon. Looking at those funny photos, it is so easy to shake off all the worries on your mind and offer you a couple minutes of wonder and laughter.
Milky PinUps, a retro pin-up calendar project by London based photographer Jaroslav Wieczorkiewicz of AurumLight Studio is a set of high speed photographs of model wearing milk instead of traditional clothing. The artist explains that the project was, “Made with milk, frozen in time, and morphed into high fashion.” These “liquid illustrations” were inspired by the vintage pin-up illustrations from the 40’s and 50’s of artists Gil Elvgren, Alberto Vargas, and more which were featured on Brown & Bigelow calendars. None of those photos are illustrated, all those gorgeous outfits are the result of layering hundreds of individual photographs which were taken with milk splashed across bodies. If you’re interested in learning how it’s done by Wieczorkiewicz himself, check Wieczorkiewicz’s milky pinup blog where you can also find his milk workshop information.