When You Swallow 35MM Film, Beautiful Things Happen

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As part of a final project for a photography class, two students at Kingston University in the UK swallowed 35mm film and let their internal organs do the heavy lifiting for them. After "collecting" the slides in a dark room, they fixed the silver and scanned the film with an electron microscope. The result is quite lovely.

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Admittedly, when equipped with an electron microscope, it's almost more difficult to produce an image that isn't beautiful. But the entire process of creating these images, and the unorthodox way in which the body is used adds a fun little twist to the finished product. [Luke Evans and Josh Lake via Creative Review]

Images via Luke Evans

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DISCUSSION

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pfoley

I'm curious: how did these exposures capture anything? I was under the impression that the body was generally lightless, and if they ingested and harvested the film in the dark, what would've caused anything to show up after development and fixing?