Fabian Oefner combines science and the temporal to create fascinating and dynamic photographs. I found this psychedelic cellular photo through New Scientist. His process for this piece, Millefiori: 

The shapes, you see in these image are about the size of a thumbnail. They are created by mixing ferrofluid with water color and putting it into a magnetic field.Ferrofluid is a magnetic solution with a viscosity similar to motor oil. When put under a magnetic field, the iron particles in the solution start to rearrange, forming the black channels and separating the water colors from the ferrofluid. The result are these peculiar looking structures.

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View more of his work at fabianoefner.com

- J

Fabian Oefner combines science and the temporal to create fascinating and dynamic photographs. I found this psychedelic cellular photo through New Scientist. His process for this piece, Millefiori

The shapes, you see in these image are about the size of a thumbnail. They are created by mixing ferrofluid with water color and putting it into a magnetic field.
Ferrofluid is a magnetic solution with a viscosity similar to motor oil. When put under a magnetic field, the iron particles in the solution start to rearrange, forming the black channels and separating the water colors from the ferrofluid. The result are these peculiar looking structures.
View more of his work at fabianoefner.com

- J