Christian Spencer is a photographer and artist from Australia who has lived in Rio de Janeiro since 2001. The artist claims that Brazil’s vast biodiversity and natural beauty have impacted his creative approach throughout the years. Since migrating to the nation, he has created many magnificent works of art that have been shown all over the globe.
Christian discovered that when the light touched the Jacobin hummingbirds flying about his verandah at a specific angle, they made an intriguing rainbow effect. He decided to shoot some photos, which he later developed into a series called Winged Prism.
According to photographer Christian Spencer, hummingbirds generate a rainbow appearance when the light strikes their wings at a certain angle.
This prompted him to create the Winged Prism picture series.
When Christian takes the images, he doesn’t employ different processes; the rainbow effect appears spontaneously.
This wasn’t the artist’s first time attempting to capture these magnificent tiny birds. Christian made a video called The Dance of Time in 2011, in which he filmed the movement of hummingbird wings. It won ten international prizes, including three for best picture, although the project wasn’t finished yet. He tried to catch this uncommon event with his camera a few years later, and the results were truly spectacular.
Christian noted in an interview that he doesn’t use any special procedures or filters while photographing the hummingbirds. The artist claims that he could never have imagined that this would become a reality and that he gets emails every day from individuals whose work has moved.
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