Colour Sound Sculptures

These pictures are AMAZING. Dentsu London, the advertising agency responsible for the making of Canon’s Pixma Colour Printer campaign, captured the images with the use of a high-speed camera and some creative thinking. Linden Gledhill, the photographer and biochemist responsible for capturing the images, created them by placing a thin membrane (similar to a balloon) over a speaker. Paint in different colors were then placed on that membrane, followed by one sharp note, and an explosion of color. “Just a few centimeters high, the sculptures are ordinarily invisible to the human eye. However, when filmed in HD with macro lenses at 5,400 frames per second, the physical sound wave is captured in intricate detail” ( The advertisement, which only ran in Europe, not only encompassed Canon’s tagline of “bring colour to life,” but also created visually appealing and intriguing pieces of art.

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