Have you ever seen
drugs under a microscope? If not, then Germany's Sarah Schönfeld has got you covered. The German artist is behind a book called All You Can Feel
, in which she takes a look at various substances and puts them through an interesting chemical process resulting in some pretty ill macro shots. Here's how her process has been described:
Schönfeld took liquid versions of drugs, both legal and illegal, and covered exposed negative film. Each drug interacted with the film differently, and the chemical reaction continued for variable amounts of time. She repeated the process for dozens of drugs and enlarged the negatives after the reactions were complete.
Here's a synopsis of Schönfeld's book and the "All You Can Feel"
What have chemical substances got to do with the soul and why does caffeine look like it feels? "All You Can Feel" is a book of pseudo-alchemist photographic works in which Sarah Schönfeld drizzles various substances, ranging from party drugs and psychotropic drugs to neurotransmitters produced by the body itself, onto photographic negatives and then subjects the results of these chemical reactions to the normal photographic process. Astonishing images, resembling planets, crystals, landscapes and embryos, emerge from this process. The relationship between alchemy, pharmacy, photography and psychology are discussed in four essays.
Hit the slider up top to check out a selection of Schönfeld's photographs. We might put the caffeine down for a lil bit.
If you dig the flicks then you can check out Sarah Schonfeld's website
for more, or scoop the leather-bound book version here