Tuesday, 13 March 2007

"Abstract Pattern"


















This was an idea I had a while ago (see this in my photography ideas) For these photos I filled a plain white vase with water. I wanted a perfectly white background and didn’t want to be able to see the glass. I used a red head light in the studio, and lit the paper behind the vase. Lighting it made a nice bright white background. So I then started to drip ink into it and I was pleasantly surprised with the way the ink reacted with the water, creating beautiful twirls and patterns. The light seemed to make the black ink appear purple, not sure why.

2 comments:

Big Block said...

That's cos the ink is actually purple (or a deep blue really) On the page it looks black but when you shine light thru it...

Melody said...

Interesting to know.