Each drop is unique!
Water is the essential part of life and all living organisms need it to survive. We see it in different forms in many areas of our daily lives.
But have you seen the most spectacular shapes that water can take?
I would like to present my LiquidVerse project, a collection of photographs all of which have been formed by water and colourful paints.
In high speed photography, it is possible to capture drops in intangible shapes that form in milliseconds. You can never tell what will come up after each water drop photograph, which is totally fascinating. While working, I put emphasis on photographing everything as I imagine them.
Some of my job can be done without getting any technical help and most of it can be done with an electronic control unit. However, this does not mean that my photographs are created by technology; it is only a key and tool to eliminate the obsticles before my creativity.
I deal with issues such as the size of the drops, the length of time between the two drops, when to flash the light, when to press the shutter with the help of technology.
I get the most important technical help from the flashes. When the speed of the flash is reduced, it enables us to freeze the movement in an incredible rate of 1/20000 sec. I manage the drop photograph to appear in these milliseconds thanks to this speed. Even in very expensive cameras, the highest shutter speed is 1/8000 and I can’t use such a camera while taking drop photographs.
My water drop photographs are taken by using many different techniques and they are divided into various categories. Many of these techniques are included in my project.
In the standard water drop forming technique, a drop is dropped into the water container. The drop that hits the surface of the water turns into a water jet because of the surface tension. If you let another drop fall onto this water jet and can enable them to collide, drop shapes will form right at this point.
There are numerious other kinds of methods in this standard technique. For example;
*Rising water from the bottom like a fountain and dropping water onto it
*Forming multi-coloured drop forms with 3-selenoid walve (ventil)
*Bending the drops with pressurised air from the sides and shaping with a blank firing device
*Jumping 2 drops side by side and colliding a third one with these
*Combining a drop with a soap bubble
*Forming bokeh, dry ice steam, fire and led lights behind the drop
*Reflecting the drop as a whole on the water
*Creating a crown shape by dropping the water onto a hard surface
*Forming bubbles at the bottom with a big size drop
*Creating a colourful drop by adding fluerescent paint and using a special UV flash
*Multi photographing a drop by using the strascopic features of the flashes
Whatever the photography method, every single water drop Picture is unique. Sometimes it a a chaotic abstract view, sometimes a chalice, sometimes a human being and whatsoever. You can liken these creations to many different things with the help of your imagination. The aim of the art is to arouse feelings, to take you to mental journeys. I believe I can manage this with my LiquidVerse project.