Martin Waugh's Liquid Sculpture.

Martin wrote on his website:

Liquid Sculpture images are fluids in motion, frozen in time by a flash of light. They are droplets witnessed in mid-splash.

I orchestrate these sculptures by accurately aiming the drops and releasing them with precise timing. As nature takes its course, I photograph the unfolding forms using a digital camera and electronic flash.

I instigate the myriad of shapes by varying the drops' trajectories and manipulating their physical properties. Color, viscosity, and surface tension are controlled with dye, glycerin, and soap.

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He doesn't claim it's new; in fact, he gives homage and credits the pioneers by name, even the first high-speed photographer in 1851.

http://www.liquidsculpture.com/the_process.htm

Look at his website and the composition of many of them. It's not just about the technique; it's about the artistry - composition, scale, added touches (some humorous) and other aspects that evoke artful images that are serene, playful, funny, odd.
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Not terribly original or new. Harold Edgerton did first did this in 1957:
http://www.agallery.com/Pages/photographers/edgerton.html
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