Artist Makes Real Clouds Appear Indoors
By perfecting the atmosphere in a room, Dutch artist Berndnaut Smilde makes clouds appear out of thin air.
In what seems like Photoshop or magic, Smilde carefully regulates the humidity, temperature and light of a space—and when the moment is right, he summons the cloud using a fog machine.
The cottony cloud only lasts a few moments for it to be captured on film, and suspends in the middle of the room just before it collapses—evoking a sense of surrealism and ephemerality of nature.
“It’s there for a brief moment and then the cloud falls apart,” Smilde told because im addicted in an email. “It’s about the potential of the idea, but in the end it will never function.
[via Berndnaut Smilde]