In his latest work, Amsterdam-based photographer Marcel Christ captured images that are unlike anything you’ve ever seen before… because you can’t. For “Pario,” the artist used modified equipment that allowed him to shorten the flash duration of his camera to 1/10,000th of a second. This enabled him to snap photos of phenomena that are imperceptible to the naked eye.

“It’s something near us, but we can’t see it; a whole world that’s existing next to us,” Christ says.

In the series, Christ uses compressed air tanks to disturb calm pools of water and paint. The results are vibrant, billowing pillars of an elegant explosion in stunning detail. For variety, he experimented by shooting the compressed air in “specific ways from specific reservoirs to achieve specific shapes.” Next on his list of things to try are air rifles and liquid nitrogen.

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[via Juxtapoz]