Terrifying Stop-Motion Video of Ferrofluid in a Bubble Bath

Don’t watch this if you’re getting ready for bed. There’s nothing outwardly scary about it, but it’s definitely unnerving: a jet-black magnet creeps up from beneath a layer of bubbles, attracting a mysterious inky black liquid that snakes around the bubbles until it gets close enough for the water to get blotched blood-red. Then it ends. Truly, that description can do little justice to the two-minute video in question:

Shot with a Nikon D90 by experimental photographer Kim Pimmel, who also composed the heavy techno-score, the video (via PetaPixel) is a freaky outpouring of senses and emotion. Pimmel made it by pouring ferrofluid, a light magnetic liquid, on top of meticulously-crafted bubbles, and shot nearly 400,000 frames to create the final product.

kim-pimmel-stop-motion
ferrofluid-time-lapse
It’s undeniably a cool video, even if it seems strikingly nightmarish.

Like This Article?

Don't Miss The Next One!

Join over 100,000 photographers of all experience levels who receive our free photography tips and articles to stay current:

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

New! Want more photography tips? We now offer a free newsletter for photographers:

No, my photos are the best, close this forever