“Black Hole” photography by Fabian Oefner


“Black Hole” is a series created by Swiss photographer Fabian Oefner, in which we can see vibrant and colourful swirls. To get this spectacular effect Oefner has used really clever and simple process, he put a dabs of paint on the rod that’s connected to a drill. What he does next is just activates the drill and letting centrifugal force fling the paint outward while a camera captures it all.

For sure you can imagine that everything is happening really quickly so the key to capturing it all on film is a little innovation developed by the Swiss photographer.

How it’s possible? Fabian explain :”The motion of the paint happens in a blink of an eye, the images you see are taken only millisecond after the drill was turned on. To capture the moment, where the paint forms that distinctive shape, I connected a sensor to the drill, which sends an impulse to the flashes. These specialized units are capable of creating flashes as short as a 1/40000 of a second, freezing the motion of the paint”.

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