Millefiori – Fabian Oefner

Swiss photographer¬†Fabian Oefner creates these eye-popping images by mixing water color with ferrofluid for this series aptly titled¬†Millefiori, an Italian term meaning “thousand flowers”.

If you’re like me, you’re probably not familiar with ferrofluid, but it’s pretty fascinating stuff for the artist & science geek alike. When placed under a magnetic field, this black liquid creates geometric barriers of iron particles. This allows Oefner to add multiple watercolors that remain separated by the ferrofluid and form these incredible thumbnail-sized images.

You can find more of Oefner’s photographic experiments at his website:¬†


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