Paint Drops

Bring Colour to Life is a collaboration between mcgarrybowen 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. The images were captured 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 center 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. The creators experimented with different instruments, frequencies and volumes, which each had an effect on the formations.