Best of Web // Wesley Schumacher

Best of Web // Wesley Schumacher

The culture that Fabian Oefner exhibits is one like no other. Oefner, an experienced, internationally renowned artist, who uses photography to bring science and art together. His projects are often about showing scientific phenomena in an unusual and poetic way and therefore invite the viewer to stop for a moment and appreciate the beauty that is constantly surrounding us[Behance]. This photo portrays how exquisite and free forming fluids are, specifically how acrylic paint responds under centripetal forces. Oefner constructed this abstract: “Black hole” by spinning a metallic rod filled with a colorful spectrum of acrylic paints at very high speeds and capturing the process from different angles.

Photo Credit: Fabian Oefner

Source: “Black Hole” Behance. “Black Hole.” Behance,

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  • Shawn Stone
    Sep 15, 2021 22:44

    Third Prize: This is such a professional looking photo, the background is ultra-dark and uniform, which makes the colors stand out that much more.

  • Chris Nielsen
    Sep 15, 2021 18:22

    Second Place:

    This image does a great job of depicting the way paint flies off of a spinning rod and the colors really pop. What I like best about this image is that this single moment in time translates in a way that I can picture how that paint is flying around and the speed of the metal rod.

  • Alexander Hernacki
    Sep 13, 2021 19:10

    Third Prize – The completely black background highlights the beautiful motion and array of colors in the paint, and the idea and level of control to create such a composition is quite impressive.

  • Zach Sorscher
    Sep 13, 2021 13:03


  • Melvin Vang
    Sep 12, 2021 18:42

    Second Prize

    I think this image does a really great job at bringing science and art together just like it was said in the description. It’s also super interesting to see how the paint becomes thinner as it flies further away from the metallic rod.

  • Jacob Haimes
    Sep 6, 2021 17:08

    Second Prize

    The color of the paints was chosen extraordinarily well. Not only is it a beautiful image, but the distinct colors allow for an understanding of the fluid phenomenon that could be lost if fewer colors were used.

  • Isaac Lammers
    Sep 3, 2021 13:39

    I think this image deserves Second Prize. I think that it really captures the motion of the paint as if you were actually watching the rod spin. Really a great image and one that captures the more artistic side of fluids as a medium.


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