Martin Klimas Paints With Sound

Painting With Sound by Martin Klimas

The creator of Porcelain Figurines is at it again.  This time, instead of capturing little action figures just as they shattered to pieces, German Photographer Martin Klimas has decided to turn up the volume to answer the question of "What does music look like?"

Klimas begins by choosing music and placing the paint on a scrim over the diaphragm of a speaker.  As the vibration turned the paint into patterns, he captures the frozen moment on camera. He spent six months and about 1,000 shots to produce this series from his studio in Düsseldorf, Germany.

via Look

images © Martin Klimas

Painting With Sound by Martin Klimas

Miles Davis, “Pharaoh’s Dance,” from “Bitches Brew”

Painting With Sound by Martin Klimas

Miles Davis, “Bitches Brew” from “Bitches Brew”

Painting With Sound by Martin Klimas

Steve Reich and Musicians, “Music for 18 Musicians”

Painting With Sound by Martin Klimas