Spellbinding macro footage sees coloured ink shot into water, engulfing its surroundings

This mesmerising macro art project brings to life explosions of coloured inks as they are blasted into pools of water, engulfing all that surrounds.

The breathtaking footage, set to classical music, sees inks of all colours burst around objects such as city models, planets and plants.

As the ink is shot into the water it immediately begins to disperse, spreading to wrap around the objects chosen by Ben Ouaniche of Macro Room.

Pic by Macro Room / Caters

Shooting and compiling the video took Ben and his friends a painstaking six months to complete.

The idea for the beautiful shoot, Ben said, came from observing ink in water as a photography subject.

Pic by Macro Room / Caters

While others have photographed this kaleidoscopic phenomenon in the past, Ben, 29, and his friends wanted to push this creative process even further, capturing such reactions in slow-motion, high-resolution footage and setting them to music.

As the team were working with abstract and unnatural behaviours, getting the technique down to a controllable form took some time.

Pic by Macro Room / Caters

Some of the problems they faced included bubbles and dirty water that needed to be cleaned, and, in total, 10 different tanks of water were used shoot.

Ben, who lives in Tel-Aviv, Israel, said: “None of the footage from the first three months was used in the final film as I wasn’t pleased with the results up to that point.

“Ink in water is very impressive photography subject.

Pic by Macro Room / Caters

“My goal was taking this already great looking process and to push it as far as I could using my creativity to reveal the full potential of ink and water interacting together.

“The reactions were great.

“I’m always open for new collaborations and looking to unleash my creativity upon the right project.”