SPA presents The Purest Picture – Robin de Puy
Spa challenged Robin de Puy to experiment with a unique medium: photography through a liquid lens made of Spa water.
Although liquid lenses are not new, they have not been used for photography up until now. For this project a one of a kind camera was built by the scientists at Etulipa.
The camera works as follows: a drop of Spa water is placed on a glass slide with telfon coating to prevent the drop from spreading and becoming flat. An electric current shapes the drop in order to focus the image. Via a 45 degree angled mirror light is directed into the lens while an industrial film sensor captured the image.
The process was documented by director Maarten Groen.