Empyrean #8

The final set of bubbling biospheres and twinkling nebulas all created within the confines of a bell jar and a generous heap of household ingredients. These images look impressive in comparison to the grotty unglamorous nature of which they were produced, but curiosity and experimentation proved to be the winning ingredients. I shall be sharing some behind the scenes shots of what went into the making of these cosmic liquids in due course.

Empyrean #7

Another batch of miniature colour infused concoctions, all photographed from the confines of a simple bell jar. Sometimes I would attempt to capture the reaction of ingredients as soon as it occurred, although it was fairly violent and fizzed furiously it was at times difficult for my camera to keep up, but sporadically the results were entrancing. The little bubbles brimming to the surface occurs when the reaction slowed down a bit – I like those results a lot, and the fact that I was able to manipulate the colours to my will meant that it felt like I was embodying the scaly skin of some retile attempting to camouflage itself into its surroundings.

Empyrean #6

A sixth offering of photographs from a method combining household fluids and powders in a jar and showcasing the results through the lens of my camera. It is hard to choose a favourite from these photos as I have a substantial amount that yet have to be shared and many more that didn’t make the cut, but if I had to choose one I think it would be the topmost image – I have always adored the cooling colours of teal against scorching reds and how this particular image fades into the darkness.

Empyrean #5

Another set of miniature nebulas created with ingredients stashed away in my cupboards. This process of creating something out of nothing is what I felt special about the kick about – there is always something otherworldly to be found in the mundane.

Empyrean #4

A fourth collection of bubbles, froth, fizz and many colours for this weeks kick about prompt. What was so enjoyable about this process is no one image is the same and because of that I spent hours manefesting these miniature milkyways. Tilting a light, changing the lights colour, adding a splash of vinegar, or giving the mixture a swirl with a spoon created a whole new galaxy to discover