When You Swallow 35MM Film, Beautiful Things Happen
As part of a final project for a photography class, two students at Kingston University in the UK swallowed 35mm film and let their internal organs do the heavy lifting for them. After “collecting” the slides in a dark room, they fixed the silver and scanned the film with an electron microscope. The result is quite lovely.
Admittedly, when equipped with an electron microscope, it’s almost more difficult to produce an image that isn’t beautiful. But the entire process of creating these images, and the unorthodox way in which the body is used adds a fun little twist to the finished product.
Luke Evans and and Josh Lake are in the final first year of the BA Graphic Design & Photography at Kingston University. For their final major project they “wanted to bring our insides out” they say. “So we ate 35mm photographic film slides and let our bodies do the rest.”
“The full-sized images are 10,000 pixels on the longest edge, allowing you to see every detail of what our bodies produced,” they say, as can be seen from this shot of the work on show.
See more of Luke Evans’ work here
And Josh Lake’s here