Serenity

Much of my work is inspired by contrasts with the modern world, movement is used to unify natural and man-made subjects. In the ‘Serenity’ project, I have sought to capture a more immediate representation of this concept through the movement of paint in water, providing an eery contrast between silence and noise, order and chaos, stillness and agitation .
The fluidity of the liquid’s movement, and complexity within it, contrasts starkly against the simple expanses of space behind it. In doing so, the images create an atmosphere of tranquility, unity, and peace.



I have been shooting paint in water for a few years now, but I wanted to produce some new work that was vibrant with modern colours.
Pantone colours of the year 2016 (Rose Quartz and Serenity) inspired me to produce some new work. Photographers that Inspire me include Marcel Christ and Jonathan knowles.


To create this project I used a fish tank full of water and I dropped different types of paint into the water.
All shot on a phase one p45+ back. captured with capture One.
Lite with Paul c buff Einstien flash heads.
Slight tweaking in photoshop afterwards.



People have responded great to this project, I have an exhibition of the work, in a small gallery called Dynamite Gallery in Brighton, Sussex.
I have also received a lot of response on social media sites like Behance and Instagram.

I learnt to trust my instincts and shoot what I want to shoot.

Neal Grundy

Neal graduated from Falmouth College of Arts in 2001 with a BA (Hons) in Photography.
Since this time he has worked as a professional freelance photographer, developing an extensive portfolio of work for a variety of international clients. He specialises in freeze motion, still-life photography.

His personal work has been exhibited globally and in 2013 he was awarded Grand Prize in The Banff International Photography Competition for his long exposure ‘Night Climbing’ series. Since this time, his professional work has progressed from long exposure to fast flash duration photography. Through this method, Neal has explored the impact of rapid movement in the creation of abstract forms. To this end, Neal spends the majority of his days in the studio environment blowing things up!