Swiss artist and photographer Fabian Oefner illuminates the beauty and complexity of science by, among other things, capturing crystals dancing atop a speaker and lighting whiskey on fire.
Images courtesy of the artist.
Swiss photographer Fabian Oefner captures vibrant, almost psychedelic images inspired by science but appreciated as art. In June 2013, he explained to the crowd at TEDGlobal how he nabbed the moment when a soap bubble burst, caught the poetic dance of tiny crystals atop a speaker (in 3,000 frames per second), lit whiskey on fire, and experimented with ferrafluid, the oily black liquid of metallic particles that morphs when exposed to a magnet.
Oefner’s art is based on simple science: sound waves, magnetism, the physical properties of substances. But his complex, beautiful, and puzzling photographs illuminate how science is anything but straightforward. We hope you love what you see. We sure do!
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Read more about his work.