This Is What 400,000 Volts Looks Like Applied to Film

Hiroshi Sugimoto applies electrical charges to film using a 400,000-volt Van De Graaff generator, and the results are downright stunning.

Sugimoto has a new exhibition of photographs called "Lightning Fields" on view at Fraenkel Gallery in San Francisco from 9/10 to 10/31. Go check it out if you're in the area! And for somewhat similar photos, check out Robert Buelteman's electrified flower photos. [PDN Photo of the Day via Kottke]