Beautiful Macro Photos of Nail Polish

Oil Spills is a series of complex photographs by artist Karissa Hosek. After witnessing the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010, Hosek was inspired by the consequences that such a massive event had on the environment. She says, “Seeing images of the effects from this drastic event was horrifying but from an aerial view the oil was fascinating.”

From overhead, the tragedy of the environmental disaster become an abstract vision of colors, shapes, and forms merging together into one amazing spectacle. So Hosek decided to take advantage of her macro photography skills and recreated the unpredictable merging of liquids into unique photographic forms.

To create each image, Hosek combined mixtures of nail polish and other household liquids like soy sauce and hydrogen peroxide, and captured the results as the fluids swirled and blended together in these conceptual designs. The final results are a visual reminder of the disaster that took place, but transformed into a beautiful representation of the oil spills.

Karissa Hosek’s website
via [500px Blog]

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