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'Surface Tension' Recycles Film Negatives

By: Vasiliki Marapas - Published: • References: williammillerphoto & itsnicethat
In his latest project, 'Surface Tension,' William Miller repurposes discarded negatives from old photographs, turning them into beautiful sculptural compositions. Miller subverts the negatives by folding, slicing and crushing them into alternate shapes. He then photographs them using a flatbed scanner, creating an entirely new light refraction in the process.

The project is reminiscent of Miller's 2012 project 'Ruined Polaroids,' which used a broken polaroid camera to take warped, over-exposed shots of landscapes. With a clashing color palette of cerulean and maroon, 'Surface Tension' proves itself to be as equally captivating and psychedelic as its predecessor.

Miller recycles old materials in an inventive way to create this fantastic, jewel-toned series. Talk about turning a negative into a positive! Stats for Psychadelic Repurposed Film Negatives Trending: This Quarter & Average
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