Photographer “Toys” with Centrifugal Force
If you look at Toronto-based photographer Peter Schafrick’s webpage you will quickly become aware of his special affinity towards the use of liquids in his work. In one of his most recent series – “Toys” – he uses paints, toys and centrifugal force to create spectacular images full of color and motion. Bright colors, high shutter speeds, low aperture and a shallow depth of field all contribute towards achieving these unique pieces, but the special ingredient is a custom-built contraption nicknamed “The Spinster”.
“Perched behind a layer of foam core and decked out in his well-loved paint covered jeans Peter spun, splattered and whirled a few carefully selected toys round and round. The result is a new series in the making entitled “Toys” a mash up of everything from decapitated dolls to plastic power tools.”
“We’ve got a new addition here in the studio… a custom built contraption affectionately nick named The Spinster. Spinster brought us lots of joy last week on it’s first test-run of whirling-spattery goodness.”
“A few dolls were most definitely harmed in the making of these photos. Don’t worry, we gave them an honourable send-off, so to speak:”
via [Peter's Blog]