Photojojo finds the best photo DIY Projects, Tips, and Gear.
"We're addicted to Photojojo" -- Heather Champ
"Take Photos? You Need this Newsletter." -- Jim Heid
Columnist, Los Angeles Times
"I'm the kinda guy who unsubscribed from every email list I was on in 1999... But their excitement was contagious, and before I knew it, I was plunking down my address." - Derek Powazek
A List Apart
"I'm never disappointed by Photojojo." -- Dave Johnson
You’ve always wanted to catch one awesome photo of lightning striking down on Earth’s surface.
Turns out we’ve been doing it wrong this whole time.
Phillip Stearns figured it out: Step 1 — throw out your camera. Step 2 — expose your film with 15,000 volts of electricity.
Inspired by the science between cameras and our very own eyes, Phillip turned to experimenting with peel-apart instant film.
He starts by pouring household chemicals (like bleach) onto the film to manipulate color and then touches a neon tube ballast to the film to electrocute the surface.
The result is a dreamy rainbow of lightning-like images emblazoned onto a final print.
It’s no wonder that Phillip’s main work has dealt with digital glitches. You might call this the ultimate analog equivalent of a glitch.
You can watch how it all goes down in this awesome video.
Extra cool thing: Learn how to make emulsion lifts with instant film!
p.s. WE ARE HIRING A WEB DEVELOPER. If you love photography and San Francisco and codes, APPLY HERE.
p.p.s. WE ARE ALSO HIRING AN EVANGELIST/BIZ DEV HERO. Creative deal-maker types, APPLY HERE.
→ See more Photo projects, DIY ideas, and Gear ←
→ Get it all free: Subscribe by email or RSS ←
No comments yet.
Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.
Made on Omicron Persei VIII. Designed on Earth. © Photojojo