I can admit it. This project was probably not worth splattering-up my D.I.Y. softbox with food coloring (yes, only I could manage that). But at least I’ve gotten it out of my system. For a while, anyway.

Lady Macbeth: “Out, damned spot! Out, I say!”

– Shakespeare, Macbeth

About this image: digital photograph, moderately modified


39 thoughts on “Fluid

  1. Why does this make me want cookies? Maybe because food coloring always went hand in hand with frosting cookies when I was a kid… or maybe I’m just hungry. In any case the photo is sweet!

  2. Hi SIG! Yesterday, I was reading an article on a photo exhibit by Chinese photographer, Lu Jun who used this technique to produce work that look like old chinese paintings but he was using ink dropped into a tank of water and taking pictures of it. Love the fluidity of your lines in the picture you took. I might give this a try one day.

    • Wow! That sounds very cool! I’m going to have to do some research on his work – I’d like to have a look at that!

      Thank you very much for the kind words…
      it was a bit difficult, and somewhat frustrating, but pretty fun, too. I might try one or two more some day.

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