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Alberto Seveso’s stunning a Due Colori series


Master Italian photographer/graphic designer Alberto Seveso shoots high-speed photographs while ink mixes with water. His sinuous ink photographs are vividly mesmerizing and capture the imagination. I hope he prints these on large canvases and will be available for purchase!

Below works are from the a Due Colori series:









(all images by Alberto Seveso)

148 Comments leave one →
  1. 03/21/2012 11:24

    Breathtaking…almost looks like silk. I wish I could come up with ideas like this…


  2. 03/21/2012 11:27

    wow – technology like this amazes me.

  3. 03/21/2012 11:28

    Fantastic…………they’re another world !!

  4. bcnsistersecrets permalink
    03/21/2012 11:28

    love it!! i think you will like my blog!!

  5. 03/21/2012 11:30

    I really hope he prints these on canvas, too!! I would love a huge version of one of these in my house – simply beautiful!!

    • SL permalink*
      03/21/2012 23:12

      Me too! By the response this post is getting… I am sure he will have a waiting list!

  6. 03/21/2012 11:30

    Stunning, indeed! How lovely!

  7. melineedsinspirationalot permalink
    03/21/2012 11:32

    wow! this is very beautiful

  8. 03/21/2012 11:34

    I’m not sure I get it, but I like it!

    • SL permalink*
      03/21/2012 14:24

      I don’t think there’s much to get in the realm of reason but like you, I responded to it and thought it was gorgeously ambiguous.

  9. melineedsinspirationalot permalink
    03/21/2012 11:34

    Reblogged this on melineedsinspirationalot and commented:
    most beautiful and amazing thing i’ve ever seen

  10. 03/21/2012 11:35

    Jesus christ these pictures are so beautiful

  11. 03/21/2012 11:35


  12. 03/21/2012 11:42


  13. 03/21/2012 11:52

    Absolutely amazing!! I would love to just stare at these in large scale. You could probably spend hours admiring every detail. The pink and yellow colors are my favorite.

    • SL permalink*
      03/21/2012 14:26

      My feelings exactly… I can picture them in fabulous living rooms inspiring interesting conversations.

      • 03/21/2012 14:36

        Yes…big wall, white couch…perfection. AND, can you imagine if they had some glow in the dark qualities…how amazing might that be?? lol my imagination is running wild again O_0

  14. 03/21/2012 12:02

    love, love, love this. I found it posted on Colossal a couple of months ago… I wish these were garments so I could wrap myself in them!

    • SL permalink*
      03/21/2012 14:27

      That would be great… imagine if these were printed on silk and made into chic dresses!

  15. kzackuslheureux permalink
    03/21/2012 12:08

    Thanks for sharing!

  16. 03/21/2012 12:12

    Beautiful. I love the colors and the flow is mesmerizing. Thank you for sharing.

  17. 03/21/2012 12:28

    These are really, really cool photographs! I love the way the ink looks like silk blowing in the wind!

  18. 03/21/2012 12:39

    Saw these on Colossal earlier…so stunning. The three-dimensionality of the images is amazing.


  19. 03/21/2012 12:40

    Thanks for sharing these one-of-a-kind images!

  20. 03/21/2012 12:56

    very cool, almost looks like photos taken in deep space of large galaxies or something

    thanks for sharing

  21. 03/21/2012 13:08

    These are so richly textured and vivid. They’re like folds of a thick piece of expensive fabric, billowing in a warm ocean breeze. 🙂

  22. klrs09 permalink
    03/21/2012 13:09

    These are amazing! It looks like skeins of silk. I am in awe. Congrats on being FP’d.

  23. 03/21/2012 13:20

    Thanks for sharing, his work is simply breathtaking.

  24. 03/21/2012 13:27

    OMG, that’s amazing! I’ve never seen pictures of that sort of thing except in my chemistry textbook. (lol) But these are a lot better looking. I can’t believe the quality of HD we have.

  25. 03/21/2012 13:52

    One Word – AMAZING!!! Congrats on being FP!

  26. 03/21/2012 13:57


  27. 03/21/2012 14:00

    Could these pictures be what we would expect creatures from another world………might look like?

  28. SL permalink*
    03/21/2012 14:19

    Thank you everyone… I felt exactly the same way when I saw these and wanted to share them here immediately. There’s so much beauty to be savored!

  29. missjey permalink
    03/21/2012 14:20

    Looks a lot like Mark Mawson’s work :

    • SL permalink*
      03/21/2012 15:22

      Thanks for the link… very similar. Although I find Mawson’s to be smokier in feel… Seveso’s is rounder and more voluptuous.

  30. 03/21/2012 14:50

    Thank you for something different, interesting,and beautiful! 🙂

  31. 03/21/2012 15:04

    Intensely beautiful

  32. 03/21/2012 15:07

    My guess was this was fabric, until I read your description. How fantastic! I love color. Am especially fond of Spring with all the beautiful colorful flowers, flowering trees and bushes. I think color in flowers is very pure, especially with light shining through the petals. LOVE this series. I too would love to see them printed on canvas. Great idea, excellent execution.

  33. 03/21/2012 15:42

    These are amazing – they look so tangible.

  34. 03/21/2012 16:58

    Stunning work!

  35. 03/21/2012 17:55

    Reblogged this on .

  36. 03/21/2012 17:56

    omg that is so cool

  37. 03/21/2012 17:57

    Reblogged this on glitterlover and commented:
    this has really cool photos check it out

  38. 03/21/2012 17:58

    The images, I feel, are most beautiful because the mind cannot interfere the process of awe and wondering with trying to categorize and then ofcourse define the subject thereby loosing the goal which is just to sit in awe of it.

    Having said that… I desperately want to know what it is! (dont laugh at me!)

    • SL permalink*
      03/21/2012 23:10

      They are almost like warshak ink blots… what do you see what do you see? It’s fun to let the imagination run wild. I was seeing women wrapped in some of them 🙂 Unlimited possibilities to dream…

  39. Jen Bresnick permalink
    03/21/2012 18:49

    So fantastic.

  40. twinstartermom permalink
    03/21/2012 18:51

    I wouldn’t guess it was ink at first glance. Looks more like fabric or something else. Anything but ink. I like it. It’s plain WoW!

  41. 03/21/2012 19:17

    These are amazing! The high speed camera must help. I’ve tried some dye in water experiments, and they come out a bit soft.

  42. 03/21/2012 20:19

    Reblogged this on SpeakGossip.

  43. Meredith Maisonneuve permalink
    03/21/2012 20:40

    As phantasmagorical as the photographs are, I think I was even more mesmerized by the idea of him conceptualizing and creating these pieces, of the pouring of the inks, the slight of hand movements and flourishes he will have employed to create the vortexes and calm backwaters within his water medium. Pure science meets pure imagination. But of course, science is the crystallization of imagination in many respects, don’t you think?

    • SL permalink*
      03/21/2012 23:06

      Absolutely… I’d love to find out what his process was and how it all came together. Did he spill some ink, did he have a dream, was he inspired by smoke photographs?

  44. 03/21/2012 20:43

    WOW…blown away by these pics. Amazing!

  45. 03/21/2012 21:05

    So cool! I would have never thought of doing this, but I’m glad that he did. Really remarkable. The ink almost looks like draped fabric which makes it, at first glance, seem almost like high fashion photography.

  46. 03/21/2012 21:06

    Reblogged this on Jenn Winter and commented:
    This is truly remarkable. That’s ink in water. INK!

  47. dbphlegming permalink
    03/21/2012 21:11

    Truly inspirational.

  48. 03/21/2012 21:16

    Oh. Beautiful. Those are really ink? Beautiful *deep sigh*

  49. evelyneleanor permalink
    03/21/2012 21:45

    Reblogged this on evelyneleanor and commented:
    simply beautiful

  50. 03/21/2012 22:03

    This is very beautiful ..looks great !

  51. 03/21/2012 22:37

    Wonderful job..

  52. Stephanie permalink
    03/21/2012 22:40

    Reblogged this on montivagant.

  53. 03/21/2012 22:45

    These are just too much! SO STUNNING. The depth of feeling draws you in and is intoxicatingly beautiful!

  54. 03/21/2012 23:00

    Absolutely beautiful. I would love to have these as Photoshop brushes, they would be beautiful in a design with text.

  55. 03/21/2012 23:18

    the pictures is very shock

  56. theyellowranger permalink
    03/21/2012 23:35

    I thought this was silk billowing in the wind at first. The ink/water mix is really beautiful. Now it just reminds me of the pensieve in Harry Potter.

    Neat post.

  57. 03/21/2012 23:50

    Wow, absolutely stunning

  58. 03/21/2012 23:56

    such amazing images, mesmerizing…. thanks, Tanya

  59. 03/22/2012 00:34

    wow unbelievable, before I read above I was wondering it’s smoke, cloth… 🙂

  60. 03/22/2012 00:54

    Undescribeable.. :’)

  61. 03/22/2012 01:37

    Wow! this is brilliant! how did you….

  62. 03/22/2012 02:36

    Reblogged this on Laura Harrison.

  63. 03/22/2012 02:39

    so silent and yet so beautiful ❤

  64. 03/22/2012 02:45

    Wow! Beautiful!

  65. 03/22/2012 02:54

    Reblogged this on Real Life Fantasies and commented:
    I absolutely love this!

  66. 03/22/2012 03:02

    Wow, great post!

  67. 03/22/2012 03:22

    too awesome! the images look contained but alive… have they been magnified, by any chance? rather sophisticated… ^^ thanks for sharing this composition. regards. 🙂

  68. 03/22/2012 03:49

    that’s brilliant! i love the concept and the contrasting dark colors with the peaceful if its an explosion!
    I wonder what the pictures meant for?

    I really love this post, thanks for sharing the creativity.

  69. 03/22/2012 04:15

    Really Superb posting……..

  70. 03/22/2012 04:16


  71. 03/22/2012 05:16

    Oh! These are breathtakingI LOVE your creativity! When I paint with watercolors my favorite part is when the colors are wet and running together. This reminds me of that only a thousand times brighter and more fluid.

  72. 03/22/2012 05:20

    Reblogged this on Design Notes: A Day in the Life of a Professional Designer and commented:
    Have you seen this?

  73. 03/22/2012 06:26

    Wow! I can’t get over the amazing colours in your photographs!

  74. 03/22/2012 06:31

    Exquisite! Ink—whouda thought?

  75. 03/22/2012 06:41

    Love the pics so…I dnt knw…captivating

  76. 03/22/2012 06:57

    Ultimately cool!

  77. 03/22/2012 07:15

    Love the pictures!!

  78. 03/22/2012 07:43

    Oh my! I though those are sculptures from modular clay! Very very intersting!
    It’s a ctually very threpeutic to watch how colours desolve in water.

    Very interesting. Like space objects or something.

    Thumbs up for excellent work!


  79. meganbise permalink
    03/22/2012 07:57

    Reblogged this on meganbise and commented:
    This is a collection of high speed ink photographs by Alberto Seveso. Beautiful.

  80. 03/22/2012 07:58

    I am in LOVE with these images!

  81. 03/22/2012 08:26

    It looks just like silk. So beautiful. They would make lovely stitch patterns.

  82. 03/22/2012 08:57

    Beautiful work. What a truly creative idea.

  83. 03/22/2012 09:13

    pic is beautiful.

  84. 03/22/2012 09:55

    I love it it leaves me speechless

  85. 03/22/2012 09:55

    Reblogged this on sandrashenker.

  86. huggercollective permalink
    03/22/2012 10:14

    Reblogged this on .

  87. 03/22/2012 10:22

    new music up coming artist.

  88. 03/22/2012 10:32

    Facinating… I love the colors.

  89. jainster permalink
    03/22/2012 10:45

    absolutely amazing; I attempted to do a similar thing a few years ago with a simple point and shoot…needless to say, my pictures look nothing in comparison to these! 😛 *follows blog* 🙂

  90. 03/22/2012 11:01

    That is mindblowing! Great idea!

  91. 03/22/2012 11:24

    Fantastico ma che cos’è? stoffa? sembrerebbe colore diluito in acqua!

  92. 03/22/2012 11:31

    Reblogged this on newgarde.

  93. ColorJunky permalink
    03/22/2012 11:36

    Photos like these would be wonderful backdrops for runway fashion shows. Who needs fabric there are other moving canvases. I wonder if there would be a different effect if glycerin was used as the medium. Very creative and the clarity of the camera used is astonishing.

  94. AndressaToni permalink
    03/22/2012 13:00

    Reblogged this on Os Devaneios de Tonie comentado:

  95. boldbohemian permalink
    03/22/2012 13:27


  96. 03/22/2012 15:01

    Absolutely stunning!

  97. 03/22/2012 15:40

    so beautiful!!!!!!!

  98. 03/22/2012 16:32

    Oh my absolutly inlove withthese.

    I also blogged about something similar last week.

  99. 03/22/2012 17:18

    This is breathtakingly beautiful. They look like alienesque structures. Almost impossible to comprehend this is one type of liquid mixing with another, the surfaces look so solid.

  100. 03/22/2012 17:20

    Those pictures are soo cool!!

  101. 03/22/2012 19:12

    Amazing! Huge scale, frameless, yes please. I can just picture the rolling, undulating nature… these photos MOVE. glorious.

  102. 03/22/2012 19:24

    That is amazing! I love when that kind of blend comes when you dip a paintbrush in water.

  103. 03/22/2012 20:31

    Just wonderful!

  104. RAW Los Angeles permalink
    03/22/2012 22:22

    Truly amazing the amount of detail and the shapes possible with such simple materials…most definitely inspirational.

  105. 03/22/2012 22:41

    Magical, loved it.

  106. 03/23/2012 03:51

    Reblogged this on alleswasmanbraucht and commented:
    Schöne Bilder von von dem italienischen Künstler Alberto Seveso.

  107. 03/23/2012 05:18

    The blue and purple/pink one was my background last week. No offense but I think had this covered first.

  108. bethsciallo permalink
    03/23/2012 05:26

    wow wow WOW! thanks for introducing me.

  109. 03/23/2012 06:53

    Reblogged this on A Blind Spot In Your Head.

  110. 03/23/2012 08:53

    Beautiful and challenging!

  111. 03/23/2012 08:54

    Weaving with ink and water instead of fiber – very cool, indeed!

  112. 03/23/2012 10:11

    Reblogged this on peux.

  113. 03/23/2012 10:12

    Simply breathtaking. 🙂

  114. Kristin Joy permalink
    03/23/2012 10:18

    These are absolutely beautiful! The colours are captivating and inviting.
    Without knowing they were ink, I had highly questioned what the material was.
    I am so intrigued by photography. The way you can capture precious moments in time, this being exactly that. Something you would never experience in it real time; then you share with the world. Kudos to you my friend.

    Keep up the fantastic work! Artwork like this can inspire anyone, to start photography, or give them inspiration to make pieces of their own.

    As many have said on here, I would LOVE a canvas of these. Especially the first blue one with yellow accents. Just gorgeous!

    Thanks for sharing!

  115. 03/23/2012 11:08

    Something beautiful to see as I wind up my Friday! Thanks so very much for sharing.

  116. Farah permalink
    03/23/2012 11:09

    Great work..really amazing how the fluidity is captured…i am speechless!

  117. 03/23/2012 14:00

    Love it !
    stunning images !

  118. 03/23/2012 22:05

    I’m dumbfounded, this is absolutely astounding.

  119. 03/24/2012 18:10

    Reblogged this on msamba.

  120. chocopal permalink
    03/24/2012 21:42

    Oh, it’s just soo pretty.

  121. Robyn G permalink
    03/25/2012 00:22

    Reblogged this on Fine Arts Journal and commented:
    Thanks to Sublime Curious for bringing Alberto’s work to my attention.
    Really amazing stuff and love love love the colours!

  122. 03/25/2012 01:28

    max collection

  123. 03/25/2012 13:12

    Reblogged this on Jaime Cowdry and commented:
    Stunning work and beautiful. This is a brilliant example of how modern technology is bringing new light to the simplest and most archaic of objects (ink). Both adults and children could learn from this that we can all create something beautiful with a new perspective and some household items. This gives me an idea for a painting experiment in the summer… must write it down somewhere… the idea of photographing the action of a simple object (admittedly not with a super-speed camera) would be a great one for a classroom to get students thinking in a new and abstract way!

  124. 03/25/2012 19:50

    Amazing! Thanks to the artist we now know how beautiful the simple act of dipping a brush in water can be, when such a moment is captured on film. Thank you for this post!

  125. 03/26/2012 00:22

    superb pics

  126. 03/26/2012 05:53

    I’ve been using ink lately and had no idea what was going on in my water bowl. These works of art are beautiful! thanks

  127. 03/26/2012 08:09

    Beautiful colors. I love those shots.

  128. 03/26/2012 13:36

    Reblogged this on Twindled. and commented:
    Love photography? Here’s a little something by for you:

  129. 03/27/2012 10:07

    Reblogged this on ibrarmohammed and commented:
    absolutely phenomenal.

  130. 03/30/2012 04:27

    wow. beaitiful how do you create such effects. its really nice ones. great artistic works

  131. 04/12/2012 01:55

    genius! just awesome!


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