Milwaukee-based photographer Jack Long has been practicing his craft for 35 years. In that time, he’s built up an incredible deal of patience. What at first glance may appear to be floral arrangements or blown glass sculptures are actually painstakingly created high-speed liquid-suspension photographs.
Long created the liquid vase in fall of 2011. He designed the floral forms and leaves through the winter, and put it all together just recently in time for spring 2012.
These are all single capture events, no Photoshop. Long had this to say about the genre’s name:
“IMHO, instead of calling it ‘high speed,’ it should be called SHORT DURATION. While able to stop high speed objects, it is about the duration time of exposure that separates the short shutter speed from the technically achieved sharp arc of a 1/10,000 of a second flash duration. Stopping water drops or stopping bullets. It is flash duration that make this all possible.”
Gorgeous. He should sell prints. Or hook up with a sculptor…