Fabian Oefner’s photography marries science with art in his exploration of movement. He is based in Swizerland. A link to his site is under Blogroll.

All text & images are from Fabian Oefner’s website /

Black Hole: “is a series of images, which shows paint modeled by centripetal force. The setup is very simple: Various shades of acrylic paint are dripped onto a metallic rod, which is connected to a drill. When switched on, the paint starts to move away from the rod, creating these amazing looking structures.”

Disintegrating: “Photography usually captures moments in time. In this case, it created an entirely new one. The images could be called the slowest high speed images ever captured. It took almost three weeks to create an image, that looks as if it was captured in a fraction of a second. All three images [only 2 in this post] had to first be sketched on paper in order to determine, where the individual parts go. Then the cars had to be taken apart. These are highly detailed model cars with over 1`000 parts, so dismantling them took quite a bit of time. After that, one piece after another was placed in the right position with the aid of needles and strings according to the sketch and then photographed. As the last steps, the individual layers were blended together in post-production to create one single image.’ /

Iridient: “Captured with High Speed Flash Units, the images show soap bubbles in the moment of bursting. In the first few images, you can still see the bubbles intact, few instants after their creation. In the last pictures, you see how the thin film of soap starts to disappear, leaving behind countless tiny drops of soap water.”

Millefiori: “The shapes, you see in these image are about the size of a thumbnail. They are created by mixing ferrofluid with water color and putting it into a magnetic field. Ferrofluid is a magnetic solution with a viscosity similar to motor oil. When put under a magnetic field, the iron particles in the solution start to rearrange, forming the black channels and separating the water colors from the ferrofluid. The result are these peculiar looking structures.” /

Flame Sculptures: “Like the cortex of a human brain. Or the mushroom cloud of a nuclear bomb…these peculiar-looking structures are made of flames stopped in time. To create them, the artist added a few drops of alcohol into a large glass vessel. After a few moments, the volatile substance had spread evenly inside the container. He then ignited the mixture of gases. As the flames travelled through the vessel, they formed into these ephemeral fire sculptures.” /

Nebulae: “What might look like a giant nebula or a distant galaxy at first glance, is in reality the glowing ends of a fibre glass lamp.” /

Ferrari State of the Art: “Fabian Oefner visited Ferrari’s headquarters in Maranello to interpret the latest Ferrari Grand Tourer, the 2015 California T as an art form through his eyes.  The resulting video and photographs are an exploration of the essence of the California T. They encapsulate the pillars of purposeful design and perpetual innovation that are constants in the creation of all of Ferraris.” To see the video go to:  https://www.behance.net/gallery/20294413/Ferrari-State-of-the-Art

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