Jaroslav Wieczorkiewicz Returns with “Splash Villains” Photo Calendar

Jaroslav Wieczorkiewicz is back with a special edition of his Splash Heroes. 

London-based Jaroslav Wieczorkiewicz has always been on our radar for his unique and innovative splash portraits, beginning with the Milky Pinups project. He recently released the latest version of the Splash Heroes series, aptly titled The VILLAINS Edition. So, we asked him to tell us more about the newest iteration of his fan-favorite series; the inspirations, motivations behind it, the creative process, and the challenges everything entailed. If you’re a fan of comic book characters and out of the box creative projects, we’re sure you’ll enjoy our latest interview with Jaroslav.

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Jaroslav Wieczorkiewicz’s Latest Shoot Continues His Stopping Liquids at High Speed

Jaroslav Wieczorkiewicz recently shot an ad for Atom Compression Wear using his signature look.

When I think about photographers who are really, truly unique, the name Jaroslav Wieczorkiewicz of course comes to mind. Very few have been able to do what he does. We’ve covered lots of his work in the past with him making it really big with his Milky Pinups, then Splash Heroes, Bamboo ForestFallen Angels, and Splashscreen. But his latest project is much more commercial and done for Atom Compression Wear.

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Jaroslav Wieczorkiewicz’s SplashScreen is an Ode to Cinematic Starlets Using Milk Splashes (NSFW)

Jaroslav Wieczorkiewicz’s SplashScreen is the latest project he’s been working on this year.

Chances are, if you’ve been following this blog for awhile, you’re most likely familiar with Jaroslav Weiczorkiewicz’s work. First he made the interwebs with Milky Pinups, then we found his Liquid Bamboo forest work, then Splash Heroes and then Fallen Angels. But now he’s finished a brand new series he’s calling SplashScreen. SplashScreen is an ode to cinematic starlets and he used milk, lighting and backgrounds to do it all. Jaroslav has done these traditionally using very precise milk throwing and very fast flash durations to capture the impact. Then it’s been a bit of Photoshop blending to create absolutely fantastic art. We had some time to speak to Jaroslav before SplashScreen’s release and he told us about the inspiration and how it was all done.

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Manu Cabañero Unveils Next Image in Splash Wars Series

All images by Manu Cabañero. Used with permission. Also be sure to check out our Kickstarter!

Photographer Manu Cabañero worked on the Splash Wars photography series a while back as an ode to Star Wars. It was a lot of work to create these images and just today he unveiled Mara Jade. Manu tells the Phoblographer he created this one because he didn’t really create a photo another Jedi yet.

“Mara was a good choice to show the Light Side of the Force.” he tells us. “Mara Jade is a fictional character in the Star Wars Expanded Universe, in this case I have more freedom to represent their physical appearance because there are different interpretations of their appearance and clothing,”

He did it for “May the 4th”–an iconic date for Star Wars nerds.

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Jaroslav Wieczorkiewicz’s Fallen Angels Is an Ode to Victims

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All images by Jaroslav Wieczorkiewicz. Used with permission.

Photographer Jaroslav Wieczorkiewicz is world famous for lots of the work that he’s done. It started with the Milky Pinups, then the Splash Wars, and before all that was the Bamboo Forest. They’ve all used liquid and milk to create shapes and clothing on people. But now, he’s releasing a brand new series. It’s called Fallen Angels, and is being released in a Calendar for those interesting in purchasing it.

For Jaroslav, Fallen Angels has a very deep and personal importance. A couple of years back, his mother got breast cancer and she is still fighting it. But he also lost a lot of people who were very dear to him. “You can find in that set images related to my mother battle with breast cancer, cases of severe depression in my family, my gay friends that were moving from country to country to find their peace, soldiers coming home wounded from a warfares or simply my fear of constantly passing time.” says Jaroslav about the project. Fallen Angels is his personal ode to all of them.

 

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Jaroslav Wieczorkiewicz’s Liquid Bamboo Forest Shoot (Slightly NSFW)

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All images by Jaroslav Wieczorkiewicz. Used with permission.

Before Milky Pinups and Splash Heroes, photographer Jaroslav Wieczorkiewicz had been experimenting with milk, liquid, models and high flash duration capabilities. It’s called the Bamboo Forest shoot and is a bit of an ode to the Asian oriented action flicks. Jaroslav originally did this shoot as part of his experimental portfolio but liked the results so much that he started to include them in his actual portfolio.

Of course, like every other photographer, he had to start somewhere. When Jaroslav pitched the idea of throwing buckets of milk over and over again to lots of models, they all said no. But Jay Jessop said yes–and the result is what started Jaroslav’s incredible series of work that helped to land him on our list of the most inspirational photographers out there.

We talked to him about the beginnings of his liquid photo series.

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Jaroslav Wieczorkiewicz’s Splash Heroes Uses Liquid To Create Costumes (Slightly NSFW)

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All images by Jaroslav Wieczorkiewicz. Used with permission.

Photographer Jaroslav Wieczorkiewicz is no stranger to the Phoblographer. He runs Aurumlight, and after we featured his Milky Pinups (NSFW) and they made the rounds on the internet, FairLife Milk purchased the images for an advertising campaign. But now, Jaroslav is out with a new project called splash heroes. The photos are being made into a new 2015 calendar that he has recently told the public about.

Jaroslav’s creations are both technical and creative masterpieces that require lots of work and can get very, very messy. His Milky Pinups required lots of calculations, exact placement of milk being thrown at a subject, precise timing of the camera/flash trigger, and lots of post-production. Splash Heroes builds on this concept but pays homage to many strong female heroes in the comics.

Mr. Wieczorkiewicz told us about the project before its announcement, and of course it whet our appetite for more.

You should also know that he plans to bring a workshop on this type of photography to the United States.

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