“As is” photography. Ink & pigment in oil & water in a shallow glass container.

Inspired by an ink challenge.

By Lacey Scarbro, Louisiana.


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  • Richard G Witham
    Richard G Withamover 3 years ago

    I love the glittering green in this. Did you add some oil to this concoction, or are those water bubbles?

  • The green is metallic paint pigment!
    And, yes, I almost always use a bit of oil, because I feel like it gives me more control over the ink!
    And I LOVE the orbs in the photos, but they rise a tiny bit slower than water bubbles…
    ALSO, it would occasionally (shown here) encase some of the pigment.
    But it was pretty much a crap-shoot, bc I could not figure out a “sure-fire” way to contain the pigment. I tried it many different ways & when it would work (like here), I’d repeat the same steps, but never had control over what was ultimately achieved!
    I have SO many more, but I like to play with them. These are mostly NOT altered! (Only cropped or slightly contrast curved.)
    This one is as is, other than cropped.
    AND thank you so much!

    – Lacey Scarbro

  • Shauna  Kosoris
    Shauna Kosorisover 3 years ago

    very cool shot! It also reminds me of a dancer or a satyr

  • Very cool!
    Thanks so much!
    I can see that too now also! ;)

    – Lacey Scarbro

  • Junior Mclean
    Junior Mcleanover 3 years ago

    Nice concept!!

  • Thanks Junior!

    – Lacey Scarbro

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