Swiss photographer Fabian Oefner created gorgeous splashes of color frozen in time by pricking paint-covered balloons and using high-speed photography to capture the moment the balloons burst.
"The structures you see are modeling balloons covered with paint right after they have been pricked with a needle. The air inside the ballon expands explosively, throwing the paint in all different directions.
What I particularly love about the images is that if you look closely, you can see, how the individual shades start to mix with each other, blue and magenta becomes violet, red and yellow becomes orange…within a few microseconds, the paint forms into the most beautiful color combinations…and then its gone again. What remains is the capture of that firework of colors, frozen in time…"