Amazing
inkblots tests

By Jack Williams


These ink-redible, explosive masterpieces are like say-what-you see inkblots tests – only in water.

PIC BY BRIAN TOMLINSON / CATERS

The vibrant colors burst from Brian Tomlinson’s works, appearing as though they may be coloured ash clouds from an erupting volcano, rather than simply everyday substances.

PIC BY BRIAN TOMLINSON / CATERS

By doing so, Brian challenges viewers to identify what images can be imagined when mixing one fluid with another.

PIC BY BRIAN TOMLINSON / CATERS

In order to shoot the series, entitled “Liquid Ink Art,” Brain, 40, drops different coloured inks into a fish tank full of water before capturing high-speed shots with a flash.

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The photographer, from Milton Keynes, UK, said that he plans to continue the series and will later incorporate videos and animations to perplex viewers.

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Brian said: “It can get a bit messy!

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“Each person sees something unique in them, depending on their imagination – and probably mood.

“The images are fairly abstract.

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“People pointing out things they see in them is a popular topic on my Facebook page.”