Filming at the microscopic level can unearth some bizarre and incredible results, proving that even the most seemingly mundane interactions—like that between oil and ink—can provide impressive results. Russian artist Ruslan Khasanov has used this technique to create his video Pacific Light.
In the video the interplay of different colored inks, oil, and soap is filmed using a digital camera. Then motion graphics artist and designer Khasanov brings his skills to bear on these dancing, psychedelic forms—recording the multicolored beads as they follow the ebb and flow of the inks and oil.
Check out the video above and some stills and GIFs below.
Of course, Khasanov isn't the first artist to experiment with the beauty of the microscopic world. The art of the extreme close-up was pioneered by Fritz Goro who added the microscope to the photographers arsenal back in the 1930s.
Recently artist Linden Gledhill's time-lapsed macrophotography of food dye crystallizing was used as visuals to accompany the music of Jon Hopkins' Immunity album. You can see the stunning results below.