06/24/2014 05:31 pm ET Updated Jun 24, 2014

These Colorful Splashes May Look Like Sculptures, But They're Not (PHOTOS)

Think these splashes of color are sculptures? Think again.

In a stunning photo series, meant to illustrate the essence of photography, colorful splashes of liquid appear as floating sculptures after the tossed fluids are captured on film mid-air at a speed of 1/3,200th of a second. The project, created by New York-based photographers Jeremy Floto and Cassandra Warner of Floto+Warner Studio, is known as "Colourant."

"We call them floating sculptural events," Floto wrote in an email to The Huffington Post. "They pass you by at an imperceptible flash."

While the human eye may not be capable of capturing the fleeting moment as the brightly colored liquids hang in the air, Floto and Warner can immortalize the events with the help of a camera. The duo, who are husband and wife, assert that they do not use Photoshop in any of their images. Instead, they set up a camera with a high-speed shutter in a landscape scene -- they shot the project in northern Nevada and Iowa -- and snap the images as the water-based splashes of color meet gravity's pull.

"There is meant to be a bit of magic here," Floto explained, "something counter to our daily experience in the world."

See some of the photos from the "Colourant" series, below.

Colourant Photo Series

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