Posts Tagged ‘emulsion’

Photographer Immerses His Film in Live Bacteria for Years to Create Unique Portraits


South Korea-based artist Seung-Hwan Oh creates some truly unusual portraits by unleashing little microbes and letting them eat away at his medium for months or even years. The project is called Impermanence, and it’s a series of microbe-mauled portraits that hardly resemble what they were originally captured as. Read more…

How to Make Polaroid Emulsion Lifts


Earlier this year I tried Polaroid emulsion lifts for the first time. An emulsion lift (or emulsion transfer) is when the emulsion layer is removed from a sheet of instant film and then transferred to a different surface.

I’ve always thought they would be hard to do and was surprised at how easy and fun it was, so I thought I’d put together a little step by step guide to making instant film lifts!
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Photographer Uses 3D Objects as Film

Rather than use ordinary film to capture 2D images, photographer ShiKai Tseng shoots using 3D objects as film. After painting the objects with Liquid Light to make them light-sensitive, he uses a specially designed pinhole camera to expose them to light from all directions. It’s a pretty neat way to decorate things like vases (which he demonstrates in the above video), though scanning the pictures for the web might be a bit tricky…

(via Photoxels)

Update: You can see some of his finished works here.