Since its invention in the 60s by NASA, magnetic fluid -- originally intended as rocket fuel -- has gone to impact applications in a wide range of industries from electronics to construction. For me this material represents a never ending source of creative ideas. It can be shaped, coloured and lit in so many ways. In this project I attempted to create flower-like shapes and colours, using various colouring and lighting techniques.
Bio Gianfranco’s motivation as a photographer is that ‘beauty is everywhere’. He seeks to reveal it. Gianfranco’s focus is abstract photography. Exploring the complex geometry found within nature, he has created many photographic series including projects revealing patterns within melted sugar; magnetic fluid ‘pulled’ into rippling miniature landscapes; and the delicacy of flowers encased in ice. Using both high-tech methods and innovative use of basic means, each final image is exacting and verging on the unreal. This, despite the fact that Gianfranco does not manipulate his images digitally.