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The Marcel Christ Powder Series Portrays Rainbow Dust Columns

By: Gil Haddi - Published: Dec 5, 2012 • References: marcelchrist and ignant.de
Capitalizing on an experience with still-life photography as well as chemistry, the Marcel Christ Powder series is an experiment in capturing an instance of movement.

Using brightly colored powders, Marcel Christ photographs explosive bursts of movement as the powders expand and mix in the air. The resulting image shows a tie-dye effect of color where electric blues are mixing with vibrant corals and lime greens mingle with magenta hues. In his Powder series, the photographer manages to shoot an unpredictable material in motion, at the right moment of highest energy and peak excitement, just before the whole setup collapses upon itself.

The vibrant colors and powerful motion caught in the Marcel Christ Powder photography series transforms columns of exploding rainbow dust into frozen, still life sculptures that are stunning to behold.