Some probably think these fantastical shapes are created by computer, but actually, those are real liquid drops, captured in high speed by Corrie White. Born in the Netherlands and currently based in Canada, Corrie told us that drop photography started off as a mere hobby and soon she went from using primitive tools to pro equipment.
It all started when Corrie discovered mesmerizing Martin Waugh’s art a few years ago. “I got the chance to try this for myself and found I had quite a knack for the liquid art. I started out using a medicine dropper for these and have now advanced to using The Time Machine electronics to produce some amazing liquid forms,” says Corrie.
The best part about liquid drop photography is that you can never fully forecast the result. “Each form is different and the possibilities are endless. There are always new forms to discover,” says Corrie.
If you’re tempted to try this yourself, Corrie’s main advice is to start doing it manually, and only invest into electronics once you get a knack of it. “Start out like I did by using a medicine dropper or a drip line with a regulator valve or something similar. Ideally you would need a true macro lens, a DSLR camera with manual controls, an external flash gun if possible. I started by using my in-camera flash for the first while. You need a drip tray to catch the drops, food dye to colour the drops, etc., etc. Those are the basics.”