Jack Long, Liquid Sculptor. I use the term sculpture because my entire goal is to create intriguing three dimensional fluid forms. Because they are fluid and happen so quickly, photography is the only method of seeing them. The photography portion is only the final stage in the creation of these images of fluids suspended in mid-air for a very brief period of time. The whole action takes just a fraction of a second. I work to create and capture the three dimensional fluid form at it’s most interesting shape and position. The form is captured with high speed flash photography that has a duration of as brief as 1/10,000th of a second. Even with complicated construction and extensive testing, the results are still often surprising and serendipitous.
While there is a lot of technical aspects to the work, my goal is to always strive to create Liquid Art Photography. As a professional photographer, the quality of light is extremely important in bringing out the characteristics and shape of the fluids.
Unlike much splash based photography being made lately, the images I create are single capture events. I do not use photoshop composition or digital imaging to create my images. The techniques I use are self discovered and proprietary.
The work that I am presently planning and preparing for will involve somewhat more complicated set design.
The other new aspect to my image capture is stereo 3D capture. With stereo images I will be able to allow the viewer to see my work in a whole new and astounding way, through various 3D viewing mentods. If interested in seeing early samples of "cross view" 3d I have posted them on a Flickr site: http://www.flickr.com/photos/94170102@N08/