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Using nothing but soap and a macro lens, Janet Waters photographs mesmerizing patterns on colored backdrops.

But she hasn’t stopped there, she’s using her Flickr to create a “visual library” for all of her University students. Packed with experimental photo projects galore, her stream is well worth a look. 

Macro Photography Series of Colorful Bubbles and Foam

via Zeutch 

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Just got done working over here. 

I am lucky to be apart of such an amazing project. On 28th & Reed In South Philadelphia Is a Small Warehouse. Three others and myself have been Converting this Building into an Artist Photography&Printmaking Facility&Studio Space.  

First three pics are the Top Floor, which is our Future Living space!
Next is the Ground Floor, which is our Printshop, Shooting space and Digital lab!
And last, The Basement, Our Darkrooms for Color, Black and White, and Alternative Processes!

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It might look like something went horribly wrong in the images above, but the psychedelic colors and patterns are actually deliberate. Peter Hoffman coated his negatives with a tiny bit of gasoline.

After letting it burn for a few split seconds, Peter quickly extinguishes the flame and prints the image from the newly ‘ruined’ negative.

Negatives Coated in Gasoline Produce Intriguing Photos

via Feature Shoot

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Did I Mention Tommy and I are building our own massive etching press? haha. (5ft long roller!)

Super productive day. More of a learning and discovery day. Its been hard finding the right minds and right suppliers for our massive etching press. However we are getting  really close to it taking physical form!!! Well part of it…

In my experience, some of the best moments in life are when hard work and effort reveal the path that needs to be taken to achieving your dream. Be it a piece of art, a destination of travel or even an education. I have never been offset (pun intended) by how long or hard the road looks. Ill happily travel it. What eles am I going to do with my life?



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Photographers have been exposing negatives to corrosive chemicals for ages, but as far we know, Seung-Hwan Oh is the first to use live bacteria in his experiments.

Using homegrown cultures that feed on the light-sensitive chemicals you use to develop film, Seung-Hwan Oh ends up with these distorted photos that are strangely beautiful.

Live Bacteria Cultures Used to Corrode Film Negatives

via Beautiful Decay

Honoring our Soul Relationships

"As we come into life through the natural birth process, our initial orientation toward life is normally from a human perspective. Our early relationships are usually with our human family — our parents, our siblings — and as we emerge into our childhood years, we tend to develop friendships based on human personality characteristics. As we pass through adolescence, along our path toward adulthood, we are strongly influenced by human cultural values as we deal with the age-old question, "What do I want to do when I grow up?"

However, as we proceed along life’s journey, many of us gradually begin to get in touch with a deeper essence within ourself. As we connect more and more deeply with this “soul essence,” we begin to change our perspective of life. Rather than basing our life goals simply upon human values, we begin to reorient our life, to bring it into alignment with our soul’s plan and purpose. Those of us who go through a “walk-in” experience may find this reorientation process greatly accelerated.

One of the aspects of our life that is commonly affected most by this change in perspective is our relationship to others. Rather than basing our relationships primarily on biological family connections or human personality attractions, we tend to be drawn to those with whom we have significant soul connections from past lifetimes, or from mutual experiences within other realms.

Oftentimes, we find that these “soul attractions” seem to be in conflict with our human life situation. For example, if we are married and we unexpectedly meet someone of the opposite sex with whom we sense a deep soul connection, and with whom we experience deep feeling of love, it quite likely will bring up human emotional issues, such as jealousy and insecurity, in our relationship with our spouse. Or, perhaps we may meet someone of the same sex with whom we may have shared deep connections in past lifetimes, and find ourself confused by the depth of our love for such a person. Since we don’t always incarnate lifetime after lifetime in a body of the same sex, our soul connections tend to blur the lines of sexual orientation and sexual feelings.

Before we incarnate, either through the natural birth process or as a “walk-in,” we develop a life plan that will enable us to have human experiences which will assist our soul’s evolution. Within the context of this plan, we make agreements with other souls who will play important roles in our forthcoming life experience. After incarnation, our respective souls choreograph life events such that we will come into contact with each other at the appropriate time.

There are at least three primary reasons as to why we might choose to establish such a “soul agreement” with another soul:

1. We may have been together in a past lifetime, and may have acted toward each other in a manner that was inappropriate. Consequently, there may be unbalanced residual emotional energies which need to be worked out and brought into balance in the context of human life experience. Such soul agreements are often referred to as “karmic” soul agreement.

2. Normally, our soul purpose cannot be accomplished solely by ourself — no pun intended! Rather, it usually requires a “team.” So we typically establish soul agreements with others of our team, who, when we later meet up in human life, will work together with us in the accomplishment of our mutual soul mission.

3. When two souls who have deep soul connections with each other meet in human life, it creates an energetic “resonance” which helps to awaken a particular facet within each other’s soul essence. So, we may establish a soul agreement with someone in order to awaken, and bring into human expression, a particular facet of our soul which up to that point in time may have been dormant. Sometime this awakening process can take place virtually in an instant, by exchanging “light codes” through the eyes, or sometimes it may require more time, through exchanges of the heart.

How do we know whether or not we have a soul agreement with a particular person? There are several clues. First, there is often an unexplainable feeling of familiarity when we look into each other’s eyes. If the soul connection is especially deep, and if it involves a particularly significant soul agreement, there is usually a “freeze-frame” memory of the first moment we met that person. In other words, as we later reflect back upon the first time we met a particular person, we may retain a clear “picture” in our mind of all of the circumstances of that moment — where we physically were in respect to the other person, who else was present, and various other details of that first meeting. Lastly, if someone keeps reappearing in our life, for no explainable reason, it is quite possible that we have a soul agreement with them. In order to move into the fullness of our soul’s purpose, it is essential that we honor our soul agreements — at least the ones that are of the greatest significance. This implies that we must live life with an open heart, and that we be alert to the possible significance of each new person who comes into our life. It also is important that when we first meet someone, we look beyond the physical and personality aspects of the person, and tune into the essence of their soul. To do this, we must be willing to look deeply into each other’s eyes, and allow the natural energies to flow.

Finally, it is important that we create enough space within our existing relationships so that new people can come into our life in a meaningful way. When we first meet someone with whom we feel a significant connection, we are seldom able to perceive the full significance of that person in relationship to our life during our initial encounter. It often requires sharing time together, mutually exploring respective feelings and perceptions, before the deeper purpose reveals itself.

The concept of soul agreements, and their importance to our life, is relatively new territory for our human experience. We have much yet to learn — especially in regard to integrating soul relationships into the context of our human lives. As is the case in exploring any new territory, there are no “rights” or “wrongs,” there is only learning through experience. But isn’t that what life is all about?”

~John Hornecker

Nothing satisfies me more then making something I had no idea how to do yesterday. Im very lucky. I definitely learn and work slower then others, but I use my time well. Im not afraid to ask questions and certainly not afraid to ask for help. I try my best to reciprocate what Im given by so many amazing people. If it weren’t for them I couldn’t do ANY of this. All I want to do is create a positive example that proves “Thought allied fearlessly to purpose becomes a creative force” 

I cant wait till the next stage where the frame work comes into shape. 
Ill try to keep posting :)