Silver 2022 / Science / Other

Micro Mountains, Lakes and Rivers.

  • Photographer
    Gianfranco Merati
  • Agency / Studio
    Gianfranco Merati Studio
  • Prizes
    Silver in Science/Other

In this project I explore the hydrophobicity of magnetic fluid and I use the micro peaks and valleys that form in it when magnetically charged, to create micro "lakes and rivers" with water-based colours. The results are otherworldly creations that might make us wonder whether they are real things that actually exist or whether they are an illusion. The answer is that they are real indeed. In life, like in art, reality is a relative concept and the perception of it varies depending on who and when interprets it. This project, ultimately, highlights that very concept.