At first glance these incredible images appear to show the mystifying surfaces of distant planets.
But on closer inspection, the photos reveal they are actually soap bubbles.
They were created by photographer Jason Tozer, using dish washing liquid, a coat hanger bent into a hoop and a plate.
The photos were created ‘in-camera’, meaning filters and effects were not applied in post-production
To achieve the planetary like images, Tozer began by blowing through a straw into a plate of soap solution, turning the camera on what formed on the near-side of the dish
‘I looked online for bubble recipes and a bit of glycerine is apparently the key,’ said Mr Tozer to Creative Review who commissioned him to create a series of photos based on the theme of bubbles.
‘Ten parts water, one part dish washing liquid and a little bit of glycerine. We also used distilled water as well because hard water isn’t so good.’
He explained that his against a black background, his assistant would wave the coat hanger hoop through the air with the liquid on.
Mr Tozer then used a lens cap wet with solution to achieve a single bubble shape to photograph
Mr Tozer found that as more bubbles were made from the solution, the less color that appeared on the surface
He would then attempt to capture them with the camera, although moving bubbles are a tricky subject to pin down.
By blowing through a straw into a plate of the solution, Mr Tozer created the more planet-like images.
He took the photo of what was formed on the near-side of the plate and then used a lens cap wet with solution to achieve a single bubble shape to photograph.
Each snap is unique and takes on its own individual shape, color and photographic presence
The beauty of the photos is that they are not digitally altered – they are produced completely in-camera.
Each bubble is unique and takes on its own individual shape, color and photographic presence.
Mr Tozer found that less colors appeared on the surface as further bubbles were made from the batch of dish washing liquid.
‘The detergent seems to sink to the bottom of the bubbles, leaving the water behind, so you gradually get different images,’ he explained.
Attribution: Daily Mail