Water and Milk drop collision photography

Last year a friend of mine introduced me to water drop collision photography and I was hooked. Like snowflakes, water changes its shape with every drop, multiply that by two and you have a different collision between the rebounding drop and the second coming down. Add different thickeners and surface tension reducers, a variety of backgrounds, gels on the flashes, and food colouring to the liquids and you have yourself a very fun hobby where the possibilities are endless.  Being a child of a scientist and an artist, I embraced this rather technical challenge whole-heartedly and pushed the creative side to where I had never seen it before. It was suggested to me to try my hand at "water drop collision" photography with milk. I was reluctant at first since milk doesn't have the beautiful translucency of water, but I did and was pleasantly surprised at the results. Changing colours was much easier and the resulting shapes created little "Aliens" which I assembled into various scenes in post-processing. I teamed up with Tom Langlands, a Scottish writer, and published the Macro Aliens book, then, I animated the Aliens and the resulting AV show won CAPA's 2021 Gold Medal Award.