New technology challenges human consciousness and the way we conceive time. Are these cunningly illuminated images, captured within fractions of a second, any more real than the iPad pictures of a skilled artist?
The photographer is Muhammad Al-Qatam at www.flickr.com
But do these colourful objects exist? Are they only imaginary? Can they be recreated?
There are also free downloads of paint splash wallpaper and white floors made of milk splashes:
and there is the more famous David Hockney.
One thing is certain: the images are possible only by some recent scientific advance.