Ink and water mix beautifully, and these photos prove it

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Graphic artist and photographer Alberto Seveso mixed metal ink with water for this luminescent creation. Photo  by Alberto Seveso
Graphic artist and photographer Alberto Seveso mixed metal ink with water for this luminescent creation. Photo: Alberto Seveso

If you look at the work of photographer and graphic artist Alberto Seveso, you might inadvertently feel you’re in the throes of a Rorschach inkblot test.

You are staring at ink for sure and, mesmerized, you can’t help but process what the eyes and brain see. Looks like lava, melted plastic or the gas explosions from an evolving star in deep space. The heart will no doubt see beauty but the gut may roil and struggle.

Seveso, a highly sought-after editorial and commercial photographer, hopes he is stirring our insides when he captures the fleeting art of ink or paint being poured into water.

Vietnam War photos leave haunting impressions on artist’s unlikely canvas

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Binh Danh
Binh Danh

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The coiled hose left a mark on the grass, a fading of color where the sun could not shine.

From this moment on his front lawn, Binh Danh realized he could create a photographic process using sunlight, leaves and grass. He had no idea his method would develop into an organic process of self-discovery.

On leaves from his family’s garden, Danh brings fresh examination to an old war, printing haunted faces and horrific scenes from the Vietnam conflict with light and chlorophyll.