Phillip Stearns Uses Chemicals on Film in His 'High Voltage' Series

By: Janelle Savel - Mar 18, 2014
References: kickstarter & wired
Phillip Stearns is an artist who captures literal images in his 'High Voltage' series.

'High Voltage' experiments with electricity, chemistry and Fujifilm instant color film to produce outstanding unusual velocity images. Stearn doesn't just expose the Fujifilm snaps, but creates halides -- an electromagnetic binary compound to make the background of the shots. To create the combination of colors, he mixes bleach, vinegar, hydrogen peroxide and rubbing alcohol onto the film and electricity through them.

The project extends the use of instant film technology beyond its ability to capture images using high voltage and various chemical agents. The combination of scientific reactions create vibrant individualized art pieces which can be hung in your home to add color and life to the walls.