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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!

I don’t know why it took me this long to think of this…

I want to create a blog and eventually a book (that will be a collection of the blog posts) that’s all about a Nightvale-esque college. Some of the posts will be random things off the top of my head. Others will be very affectionate parodies of events going on at my own college. (And the best part is - none of you will know which is which!)

I can start it now and have it cover orientation/application processes/etc. I can make a post a day until graduation (mid-May). All of the posts will come from the college’s administration.

Just think about it:

“Beware the killer squirrels.”

“Many students are afraid when they first attend college. That fear is normal. That fear is good. Channel that fear. Use that fear to become more than a man. Strike that fear into the hearts of your enemies.”

“Anderson Hall has been relocated.”

“In order to maximize student productivity, our dining halls will be selling coffee by the syringe.”

“Fletcher Hall is currently collapsing. Hardhats can be purchased in the bookstore for $49.99. Classes will not be cancelled at this time.”

“Save money by living in a cardboard box.”

“News Bulletin: Another student was the victim of a killer squirrel attack. We at the college would like to remind everyone to pay their annual dues to our squirrel overlords in order to prevent future attacks.”

I could go on and on but I actually have to get to a meeting.

Thoughts?

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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?



In a person’s career, well, if you’re process-oriented and not totally outcome-oriented, then you’re more likely to be success. I often say ‘pursue excellence, ignore success.’ Success is a by-product of excellence.
—  Deepak Chopra
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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

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 :) 

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Ever since he can remember, Ross Sonnenberg has been fascinated with space. In his Color Bang series, Ross uses some unconventional materials to create images of solar systems and swirling nebulae. He writes:

With this series I have tried to create imaginary solar systems and super novas using different materials, and fireworks for my light source to make one-of-a-kind camera less images directly onto color and black and white photographic paper.

Photog. Uses Fireworks to Create His Own Astrophotography

via Junkculture