The tandem of Cassandra Warner and Jeremy Floto recently created this beautiful collection called Colourant. The series catches large splashes of colorful liquid, turning them into sculpture-like shapes suspended in mid-air. The images were photographed at a speed of 1/3500th of a second, transforming an otherwise split-second, unobservable event, into an artistic visual.
The duo really did not know what to expect, since you don’t really see what you have until you view the image. “We really didn’t know what to expect because your eye doesn’t really catch the action. Then you look at the back of the camera and your jaw drops. Some of them are amazing to stare at like clouds.”
They also added that no Photoshop was used in these images, simply high shutter speed and split second timing. They were also mindful of the environment, using inks that are non-toxic, non-staining, made up of 95% water. Now that’s responsible artistry.
They further explain on their website that Colourant is a “series of events that pass you by as an imperceptible flash. A fleeting moment that blocks and obscures the landscape, a momentary graffiti of air and space.” By producing shapes of nature not discernible to the human eye, these brief abominations of shape are motionless for us to view and appreciate. One will also notice that the images are shot in equally interesting outdoor backgrounds.
On this element of Colourant, the duo said, “The project has indeed stemmed from a long-held fascination we’ve had with the expansive landscapes found out in the west of the United States. We primarily photographed around northern Nevada and found that very minimal landscapes worked the best, so that the shapes really stood out.”
What can definitely be said of this series is that it is obviously one of a kind.