Shinichi Maruyama is a water sculptor and uses nothing more than his bare hands and some water glasses to bring his creations to life. Given the impermanent nature of Maruyama’s sculptures, he uses a Phase One P45 camera and a Broncolor Strobe to capture their fleeting poetry. It’s the unexpected beauty of the images / sculptures that entices Maruyama. As he says: “no matter how many times I repeat the same process of throwing it in the air, I never achieve the same result. And I am so fascinated by this unexpected interaction of liquids colliding, which happens fairly infrequently, that I am overwhelmed by its beauty.” Scope out Maruyama’s liquid poetry in pictures and video below.
Maruyama also uses ink and paint to similar effect: