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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!
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