We’ve just launched a project in collaboration with biochemist/photographer, Linden Gledhill for Canon’s PIXMA colour printer range. The project features surreal ‘sound sculptures’ made of dancing droplets of paint captured in extreme detail as they react to sound waves.
We came across Linden and his mesmerising Water Figure series on Flickr, a fantastic example of “bringing colour to life”. He agreed to collaborate with us and travelled from Philadelphia to shoot the campaign stills on a Canon 5D Mark II, with a Canon EF 100mm Macro IS USM lens.
The ‘colour sculptures’ were created by stretching a balloon over a speaker to form a membrane. A few drops of paint were then placed in the centre of the balloon and a single sharp note was played through the speaker, causing the paint to erupt for just a fraction of a second.
We experimented with different instruments, frequencies and volumes, which each had an effect on the formations.