Liquid. The very word suggests something pliable, free-form, in a constant state of change. Liquid has no specific shape, it takes the form of whatever its container happens to be. As such, we rarely get a chance to see this state of matter on its own.

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The Belgium-based designer and photographer Manon Wethly captures high speed photographs of liquids as they fly from their container, freeing the subjects from any context but its own. A multitude of different types of glasses, cups and mugs are caught flying through the air. Their motion and spin is captured in the trailing liquid; for a moment, gravity is gone and the liquid needs no container.

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One amazing bit of information is that most of the photos have been taken with an iPhone! Only recently has Wethly begun experimenting with larger cameras. I remember when cameras on phones were a worthless novelty. Now, they’re better than many built-for-purpose cameras. Amazing little things. Amazing photos.

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