Gary Sheppard


They form an essential part of our everyday lives. We value them for their utility but in our busy world it’s easy to overlook their beauty. Mix two liquids together and they’ll churn and drift in ways that are unique each time. In a classic example of chaos theory, tiny changes in currents and densities mean that no two patterns are ever exactly the same.  Each tilt of the container pouring a dye or squeeze of an ink filled eye dropper results in a miniature universe of clouds and swirls. They change and evolve with each passing second. The attraction of this to a photographer is that you know that with every exposure you have created something that is unique, that exact, momentary arrangement of colours and shapes has never existed before and will never exist again. This series of images results from a continuing exploration of this process. 


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