Jonathan Knowles’ Interstellar Soup

Jonathan Knowles has created miniature studio imaginings of epic interstellar collisions that rely as much on a vast technical expertise as on virtuoso color arrangements. Knowles is known for his high-speed photographic captures of liquid in flight, and these cosmic variations in controlled chaos share a lineage with the experimental combinations of smoke, paint, chemicals, and fluorescent dyes that visual effects artists like Douglas Trumbull use to visualize the cryptic, galactic sequences in films like 2001: A Space Odyssey and The Tree of Life. Knowles has described the series as a personal project “exploring the dawn of time and birth of a solar system”.

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