Photographs of Paint Dropped Into Water by Mark Mawson

In his latest series called Aqueous II, artist Mark Mawson from London drips several drops of coloured paint into a tank of water and captures the results on camera.

  • The creative 42-year-old photographer has been taking pictures for 22 years but recently came up with his eye-catching method of creating the watery blobs. Mr. Mawson, who specialises in shooting underwater scenes and people, simply takes different kinds of paint and drops them into a tank before snapping the outcome with his camera, using a strobe to light up the scene. Photo: Mark MawsonThe creative 42-year-old photographer has been taking pictures for 22 years but recently came up with his eye-catching method of creating the watery blobs. Mr. Mawson, who specialises in shooting underwater scenes and people, simply takes different kinds of paint and drops them into a tank before snapping the outcome with his camera, using a strobe to light up the scene. Photo: Mark Mawson
  • When shooting, Mark needs to be quick with his camera-finger because the shapes last only for a split second. "It's a laborious process but worth it when you see the images," Mark Mawson said. . Photo: Mark MawsonWhen shooting, Mark needs to be quick with his camera-finger because the shapes last only for a split second. "It's a laborious process but worth it when you see the images," Mark Mawson said. . Photo: Mark Mawson
  • Some people see huge fiery clouds like the results of an atomic bomb. Photo: Mark MawsonSome people see huge fiery clouds like the results of an atomic bomb. Photo: Mark Mawson
  •  You can see more of Mark's Mawson photographs at his official website. Photo: Mark Mawson You can see more of Mark's Mawson photographs at his official website. Photo: Mark Mawson
  • "I have had great responses. Viewers can see different things in them and interpret them for themselves," Mark said. Photo: Mark Mawson"I have had great responses. Viewers can see different things in them and interpret them for themselves," Mark said. Photo: Mark Mawson
  • When shooting, Mark needs to be quick with his camera-finger because the shapes last only for a split second. Photo: Mark MawsonWhen shooting, Mark needs to be quick with his camera-finger because the shapes last only for a split second. Photo: Mark Mawson
  • His works have caught the eyes of art collectors from as far afield as Hong Kong and Mark is hoping to turn his series into a new book. Photo: Mark MawsonHis works have caught the eyes of art collectors from as far afield as Hong Kong and Mark is hoping to turn his series into a new book. Photo: Mark Mawson
  • Some people see toadstools and others see huge fiery mushroom clouds like the results of an atomic bomb - but these images are just splashes of paint dripped into water. Photo: Mark MawsonSome people see toadstools and others see huge fiery mushroom clouds like the results of an atomic bomb - but these images are just splashes of paint dripped into water. Photo: Mark Mawson

In his latest series called Aqueous II, artist Mark Mawson from London drips several drops of coloured paint into a tank of water and captures the results on camera.

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