‘Liquid Jewel’ is a colorful photo project by Swiss photographer Fabian Oefner.
Oefner pops balloons that are covered in paint, capturing the exact moment they pop and begin to project the paint outwards. As he explains…
“This series is a continuation of my research of manipulating paint with different natural forces. In the ‘Black Hole’ series, it was centrifugal force, that shaped the paints into colourful carousels. This time I used air pressure to create what I call ‘liquid jewels’.
The structures you see are modeling balloons covered with paint right after they have been pricked with a needle. The air inside the balloon expands explosively, throwing the paint in all different directions. What I particularly love about the images is that if you look closely, you can see, how the individual shades start to mix with each other, blue and magenta becomes violet, red and yellow becomes orange… within a few microseconds, the paint forms into the most beautiful color combinations…and then its gone again. What remains is the capture of that firework of colors, frozen in time…”