Ruth Carll's picture


My normal fluid work is very bright and colorful. I like to create complex scenes with the inks. On this day I only could put my finger on black ink so I used a white background to set up this black and white image. This is water soluble suminagashi ink in water. I use this ink because of the very reason these images sometimes get constructive criticism about focus. That is that the ink is dissolving rapidly into the water and therefore has a soft, ephemeral and surreal look. The inks are dropped in at different rates and through an oil barrier which provides some control. Then I flip the final image. Enjoy!

50mm · f/2 · 1/640 · ISO 400
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