Swiss photographer Fabian Oefner uses magnetic fluid and watercolour inks to create brilliant abstract macro photographs.
These colourful abstract photos were created by Swiss photographer Fabian Oefner.
Fabian calls the series Millefiori, a glassmaking term which literally translates as thousand flowers. The odd brain-like structures are created through an even odder process – by mixing a magnetically sensitive ferrofluid with watercolour inks, all within a magnetic field. Each resulting composition is very small, only about the size of a thumb nail.
Here’s a video demonstration of this very interesting process developed by Fabian:
If you’d like to learn more about the process, check out this interview with the photographer over on It’s Nice That. For more of Fabian’s colourful work, take a look at our previous feature on his Dancing Colours series, or visit his website.
Photographs shared under the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives licence.