Drugs Exposed to Film Negatives by Sarah Schoenfeld

Drugs Exposed to Film Negatives by Sarah Schoenfeld

Drugs Exposed to Film Negatives by Sarah Schoenfeld

After personally observing the hedonistic behavior of recreational drugs, photographer Sarah Schoenfeld, who works in notorious Berlin nightclubs, decided to take a range of mind-altering substances and place them directly onto developed photo negatives. Schoenfeld was the first person to admit an awareness of the unique effects of recreational drugs.

Drugs Exposed to Film Negatives by Sarah Schoenfeld

Drugs Exposed to Film Negatives by Sarah Schoenfeld

Pills, powder, liquids. Schoenfeld focused on looking for what goes on inside of this various drugs. For her project All You Can Feel, she exposed legal and illegal liquid drug mixtures to film negatives and recorded the results. Blowing up the drug smears to large scale prints revealed a kaleidoscope of shapes and colors, mirroring the altered states these substances can mentally induce.

Drugs Exposed to Film Negatives by Sarah Schoenfeld

Drugs Exposed to Film Negatives by Sarah Schoenfeld

All You Can Feel is a pursuit to find out the strange physical make-up of these forbidden substances. The experiment also lends credence to the saying that you are what you are, if peeled and revealed to the core. Every magnified image was just as psychedelic physically, as they were chemically.

Drugs Exposed to Film Negatives by Sarah Schoenfeld

Drugs Exposed to Film Negatives by Sarah Schoenfeld

All You Can Feel is now available as a book through Kerber Press, and a collection of images were on view as part of a group show, It Is Only A State of Mind at Heidelberger Kunstverein in Heidelberg through February 2, 2014.

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