‘Liquid Jewels’ made from exploding balloons covered with paint

‘Liquid Jewels’ made from exploding balloons covered with paint

Swiss photographer Fabian Oefner is no stranger to capturing explosions on camera. For his ‘Liquid Jewel’ high-speed photography series he turned his attention to balloons covered with multicolored paint. This unlikely technique creates amazing textures when exploded with the prick of a needle. When popped, the air pressure inside the balloon expands, throwing the paint in different directions with gorgeous results.

If you take a close look, you can see how the individual shades of red, blue, green and yellow start to mix together and create beautiful color combinations within only a few microseconds. The fleeting moments are captured and frozen in time to become these colorful carousels of natural force.

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