Trial and Error Photography - Natural Forces


Swiss Artist: Fabian Oefner utilizes paint to create magical shapes 

"Being an Artist for me is understanding the world more clearly" - Fabian Oefner

He is a scientist, photographer and artist. When I first heard of him I was impressed by how using simple things people are able to create outstanding art that the eye sometimes doesn't even understand how it was made. Understanding the law of forces, he created a series called NATURAL FORCES. In his series of photographs he illustrates how he captures paint in Motion frozen by multiple flashes. He freezes the movement of paint with a spiral, by him throwing objects to a bucket of paint and many different techniques that he carefully analyses before even planning. It takes him around a thousand pictures to be able to create less than a hundred of successful ones, so as you can see, it is a matter of time and dedication in order to GAIN SUCCESS. Nothing in life is easy, it takes creativity, planning and technique to be able to accomplish things.  He explains his use with paint as: 

“The motion of the paint happens in a blink of an eye, the images you see are taken only millisecond after the drill was turned on. To capture the moment, where the paint forms that distinctive shape, I connected a sensor to the drill, which sends an impulse to the flashes. These specialized units are capable of creating flashes as short as a 1/40000 of a second, freezing the motion of the paint.”

It is inspiring for me to see people wanting to create. To create and be passionate about what they do no matter what the process is. The world today is full of different ideas and dreams, and of course, having that idea be successful pushes us to continue pursuing it. As for me, Photography is my passion, I have not yet found that unique technique to be different than everyone else, i am still in the process... SIMPLYSOPH..*