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December 25, 2010 9:24 AM   Subscribe

Shinchi Maruyama creates "sculptures" by throwing handfuls of liquid into the air and photographing them.

Second link has a short interview below the slideshow.
posted by gman (15 comments total) 19 users marked this as a favorite

 
For some reason, I love it that the water has shadows.
posted by SLC Mom at 9:44 AM on December 25, 2010


His work is lovely.
posted by neushoorn at 10:08 AM on December 25, 2010


Nifty!
posted by Gator at 10:24 AM on December 25, 2010


I bought one of his so-call "sculptures," and when I got it home all I had was a wet, empty box.
posted by ZenMasterThis at 10:44 AM on December 25, 2010 [10 favorites]


so-called

dammit
posted by ZenMasterThis at 10:44 AM on December 25, 2010 [1 favorite]


Would love to see more if this ilk. Nice.
posted by ~Sushma~ at 10:56 AM on December 25, 2010


Dude. That's freakin' awesome. Sculptures you can walk through.
posted by New England Cultist at 11:15 AM on December 25, 2010


I wonder what the video was shot with. Very high frame rate, whatever it was.
posted by bz at 11:50 AM on December 25, 2010


Wow, that was awesome!
posted by MaryDellamorte at 12:10 PM on December 25, 2010


Apropos of bz, is there a consumer camera that could capture that kind of detail? Or would this have to be done with a more specialized camera?
posted by OneMonkeysUncle at 1:29 PM on December 25, 2010


Oooh, neat!
posted by nickyskye at 1:40 PM on December 25, 2010


I hope he makes enough money selling prints to pay for cleaning up all that spilled paint.
posted by Greg_Ace at 3:05 PM on December 25, 2010


Would be cool if it was a 3D scrolling(?) picture (maybe there is some jargon for this, I have no idea) so you could flip it around and view it from all angles (much like the viewing experience of an actual sculpture). I might call that a sculpture. As it is, he creates "sculptures" by throwing water in the air, then he photographs the sculptures.
posted by 3FLryan at 3:40 PM on December 25, 2010 [1 favorite]


I think my favourite aspect of the video is the way things slow down, but they don't quite stop.
posted by kilo hertz at 4:54 PM on December 25, 2010


OneMonkeysUncle: well, there is the Casio Exilim FC100 but I'm skeptical that the quality is enough to produce the water sculpture video.

I'm thinking more along the lines of Photron.
posted by bz at 2:57 PM on December 26, 2010


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