When the temperature drops and turns freezing, Washington-based photographer Angela Kelly sees creative opportunity and seizes it. She does this by making use of the chilly weather as she blows bubbles that freeze and turn into lovely ice bubbles.
The results are plainly visible in her collection which she calls Life in a Bubble. What one sees are beautifully dainty globes that look like magical Christmas tree charms made of fragile glass as if masterfully blown by artisans.
To create these amazing little frozen drops, Kelly used an original makeshift mixture of dish soap, Karo syrup, in addition to water to produce the bubbles. Not all results were identical, as some of the tinier bubbles froze in midair and fell to the ground, breaking upon impact, while some others crystallized and preserved their immaculate forms.
Just like snowflakes, no two bubbles looked alike, as each individual globe formed different patterns. Adorned with graceful swirls and textures and sometimes even etchings, the frozen bubbles are without a doubt a gorgeous sight to see.
In a recent interview, Kelly elaborated on the Life in a Bubble series.
“We blew the bubbles across the top of our frozen patio table and also upon the hood of my car and then we watched in awe as each individual bubble froze with their own unique patterns. We noted how they would freeze completely before the sun rose but that once the sun was in view they would defrost along the tops or cease freezing altogether. We also noted how they would begin to deflate and implode in on themselves making them look like alien shapes or in some cases shatter completely leaving them to look like a cracked egg.”
See more of the captivating collection by Kelly here.