These Images Were Soaked in the Chemical Pollutants That Harm Earth

By: Christopher Magsambol - Oct 4, 2015
References: brandonseidler & wired
These landscape images of polluted scenery that display shades of blues, greens and reds seem to be altered on Photoshop. Brandon Seidler however used a very different type of filtration -- chemical pollutants. To make his images even more interesting and relevant, Seidler decided to photograph contaminated sites, and soak the filmstrips in the same chemicals that each particular site was polluted with.

Seidler has toured various chemically contaminated sites throughout the US, focusing on areas where chemical spills happened. By soaking the filmstrips in certain chemicals,oddly beautiful, yet scary artwork was created.

Seidler's work has become a useful visual when talking about pollution as his work does a tremendous job of displaying its harmful effects, in an artful, yet realistic manner. If chemical pollutants can hurt film strips, imagine their effects on the human body.