New work – Fluid dynamics

These little creatures are my latest personal series. They aren’t quite sure of their place in the world yet, but they’re on their way to find out!

No CGI here – these photos were made with a sine wave generator, an audio amplifier, a speaker and a solution of cornstarch and water.

Cornstarch and water or “Oobleck” is an example of a Non-Newtonian fluid – A liquid that starts to behave like a solid when under stress, in this case a mechanical vibration caused by the speaker cone moving up and down forty times a second.

Here’s a quick bit of video I grabbed of the Oobleck in action, apologies for the substandard production values – this is a test for a more elaborate video project that is in pre-production at the moment.

Another messy but very fun shoot. I love nothing more than geeking out in the studio capturing some amazing visual phenomena!


  1. Aaron Spence
    June 19, 2011 at 12:01 am

    Fantastic, I think we need to see some video of that action as well :)

  2. Rodrick
    June 20, 2011 at 6:54 am

    Thanks Aaron, it is in the works! I’ve updated this post with a test video from the shoot.

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