Fine Art Photography of bubbles reveals their amazing colours, contrasts, contours and complexities heretofore unseen by the human eye. The iridescent soap film, which has a thickness of 10 to 1000 nanometers, consists of a thin sheet of water sandwiched between two layers of soap molecules.
Photographs are taken in a sealed dark room to ensure a controlled environment to facilitate the delicate and exacting processes of bubble making and capturing of images thereof.
The equipment used is a full frame digital camera (Canon 6D) mounted with 100mm macro lens and generally one strobe light.
Factors affecting the formation, colour combinations and longevity of the soap bubble range from the variety of water used (tap / mineral / filtered / distilled) to its temperature (warm / cold / ambient) and type of detergent (shampoo / floor cleaner / dish washer / hand wash) along with the ratio of glycerin added to the concoction.
Uniqueness and the challenging factors involved in the process enticed me to undertake the fascinating journey of exploring this incredible multi-coloured world.