Dutch artist Berndnaut Smilde can create a cloud in a room. Using specially moderated moisture levels as well as well placed lighting for a split second he can create then photograph a cloud seemingly peaceful within a man made environment. When asked about what inspired him he explained “I’m interested in the ephemeral aspect of the work … It’s there for a brief moment and then the cloud falls apart. It’s about the potential of the idea, but in the end it will never function.”

His photographs are definitely an inspiration to people who, with as much dedication as himself, could try and make their own ideas become such a stunning reality. And much dedication it does take, the air pressure, moisture and humidity all need to be perfect before a fog machine is used to create the cloud, each one lasting for only a moment.

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