I Show What Happens When You Zap Exposed Film with Static Electricity (16 Pics)

If you have problem with stress and anxiety, you comprehend how the continuous sound in your head can obstruct of innovative work. Can stress and anxiety likewise bring appeal?

In this self-portrait series, I harness fixed electrical energy to produce random patterns of light on movie. The light is magic, exposing things we can’t see in a common picture– things like vulnerability, strength, imagination, and inner ideas. There’s no control over the fixed, however it’s an effective tool if you understand how to utilize it.

I have actually been shooting every day for more than 5 years. I began in digital, where I produced a series of pictures about my kid with autism that later on ended up being a book. From there, I transferred to movie, finding out to shoot and establish medium format. About a year earlier, I began operating in big format movie, which is my preferred (this is the sort of video camera where you stand under a dark fabric to focus). I shoot 4×5 movie every day, typically pictures of my household or self-portraits. I have actually had my operate in numerous gallery reveals around the United States.

I have actually never ever seen this method prior to. Professional photographers and movie business strive to prevent fixed in images. A number of years earlier, I saw a picture with an unexpected fixed shock, and I believed it was truly intriguing that it appeared like lightning. I began looking into how you might stun movie with fixed and chose to attempt a Wimshurst device to get double direct exposures. It took a great deal of experimentation, however it worked! I chose to attempt it since I believed the electrical shocks might represent undetectable feelings in an image, and I like to discover methods to reveal feeling in my work.

I do prepare to continue utilizing this strategy. I waited to put the exercise there till I had actually done enough to produce a series, given that I understood individuals would like to know how to do it. I wished to get my interact prior to I shared the information. I do not think in keeping photographic methods, devices utilized, settings, and so on trick. I believe understanding must be shared, and I feel we can each bring our own special vision to the photography we produce (even if we attempt the very same thing as another individual). I hope other individuals will utilize this strategy to develop too; the world requires more art.


35 minutes ago

she kinda appears like Kristen Stewart in Twilight in this one

As the mommy of a kid with autism, I’ ve fought with stress and anxiety for several years. In photographing my kid, I found out that my video camera can be a tool to soothe my mind, in addition to a tool of connection. In this series, I turned the cam on myself. Our minds are so seldom quiet. For those people with stress and anxiety conditions, the sound is continuous. From what we’ ll cook for supper to the specifics of how our lives will end, there’ s no scarcity of things to stress over. How does the imaginative mind function amidst all this fixed?


6 hours ago

U have actually simply revealed users what Trigeminal neuralgia seems like

In my self-portrait series, Static, I explored this concern by purposefully stunning 4× 5 movie with fixed electrical energy, developing double direct exposures with random patterns and shapes of light. I shoot primarily with big format movie cams. Those are the huge, old-fashioned cams where the professional photographer goes under the fabric to focus. Each shot is made on a sheet of 4-inch by 5-inch movie.


5 hours ago

Electric fairy lights …

After I take the self picture, I take the movie into the darkroom and deliberately shock it with fixed electrical energy utilizing a gadget developed in the 1800s (a Wimshurst maker, a fixed generator, which is now a component in numerous science class. It has a huge crank you turn with one hand. As it develops a charge, triggers leap in between 2 metal spheres. If you put your hand in there, you’ ll get a zap, however it ’ s not going to eliminate you.)

Traditionally, professional photographers do whatever possible to prevent fixed shocks, which can trash an otherwise excellent image, however I welcome the randomness. The fixed develops a double direct exposure with absolutely unforeseeable patterns and shapes of light. The fixed can’ t be managed or formed. Surprising the movie indicates quiting innovative control over the last image, understanding numerous sheets will be lost at the same time. The fixed is likewise magic, permitting us a peek at abstract principles and unnoticeable feelings. I’ m especially thinking about how the triggers reveal the crossway of imagination and stress and anxiety.


2 hours ago

This is quite … electrical;p

The procedure needs a reasonable quantity of danger, from damaging costly movie to getting a couple of shocks. To make one of these self-portraits, I begin with a basic concept and likewise the understanding that completion outcome will most likely look extremely bit like what I’ m visualizing. Self-portraits resemble that anyhow: you require to be all set to be susceptible and quit some control.


2 hours ago

Looks like my last migraine

Top 10 Most Abused Prescription Drugs

Kids, just say no to drugs. Welcome to WatchMojo.com, and today we’re counting down our picks, for the “Top 10 Most Abused Prescription Drugs”. For this list, we’re looking at pharmaceutical drugs that are often prescribed by doctors, but which are also sought-after on the black market. The rankings are based on how commonly they’re used for recreational purposes, and how dangerous they are. Please note: WatchMojo does not condone drug use. Dilaudid is an opioid class painkiller often prescribed by doctors for treating moderate to severe pain, as an alternative to morphine. In fact, it’s actually considered eight times stronger than morphine.

Recreationally, it’s used as a substitute for heroin, and, the preferred way to consume it, is intravenously, Where it produces a euphoric rush and enhances feelings of happiness. Users can often build a dependency and an addiction to Dilaudid, as many who abuse the drug feel rapid mood swings, and a need to increase their dosage. In 2008, there were over 14,000 deaths due to Dilaudid overdoses in the United States alone, and, with many abusers mixing Dilaudid with heroin or cocaine, the results can often be deadly. This muscle relaxant doesn’t have a reputation as one of the more dangerous prescription drugs, which is why, it’s so often abused. According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, over 3 million Americans have used Soma for recreational purposes, at some point in their lives. Because it’s addictive, it’s usually prescribed for short time use only. However, it often gets abused when people take it for longer than their doctor recommends, it’s also often mixed with alcohol and other drugs in order to enhance its effect. There are plenty of nicknames associated with common Soma combinations, including the “Soma Coma” which mixes it with a narcotic, codeine, or the “Holy Trinity”, which sees Soma blended with Vicodin and Xanax.

With over 40 million prescriptions per year in the US alone, this hypnotic drug is administered to help ease insomnia, and when used as recommended, it’s considered safe and non-addictive. Using more than the prescribed dose however, can cause dangerous results. Recreationally, Ambien is taken as a sedative with psychoactive qualities, and feelings of euphoria and tranquility, as well as an increased sex drive for some. Taken in large quantities, Ambien can lead to a fatal overdose.

However, most Ambien-related deaths are caused when it’s ingested with other sedative drugs or alcohol. While it’s most often taken orally in its traditional pill form, recreational users often snort it for quicker results. When it entered the market in the 1960’s, Valium quickly became the safe, miracle cure for anxiety and panic attacks, and, it was the highest selling drug from 1968 to 1982. However, by the 1970’s, doctors realized that Valium wasn’t harmless, as many patients were reporting problems with dependency and addiction.

Building a tolerance to the medication can be quick, and withdrawal from it can be very difficult. People who take Valium enjoy the feeling of mild euphoria, especially when used with other sedative drugs. When the Valium pill is ground into a powder and snort it, its effects are even quicker and more intense, while taking Valium with alcohol, can lead to deadly results. It’s one of the strongest opiates on the market, much stronger than morphine or heroin. Fentanyl (Fentanil) is administered or prescribed by doctors for breakthrough pain, which is pain that persists when a patient is already on a painkiller or anesthesia. It’s so strong, that if administered intravenously by someone who is not a doctor, overdose is a likely result.

When it’s prescribed to cancer patients to deal with pain, it comes in the form of a lollipop or a patch to prevent overdose, people who use Fentanyl feeling anesthetized, free of problems and concerns. But the euphoria doesn’t last long, and, you quickly build a tolerance to it, so you need higher and higher dosages to get the same effect, which can be lethal to abusers. Xanax is the number one prescribed psychiatric medication, and one of the most prescribed drugs in general in the United States.

More and more people are being prescribed Xanax, with nearly 50 million prescriptions in the US in 2013.. While it very rarely can be deadly by itself, it is highly addictive, especially when mixed with drugs or alcohol. A tolerance to the medication is built quickly, and abusers can become physically dependent on it, as it also has severe withdrawal symptoms, especially when someone stops taking it abruptly. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the number of ER visits involving Xanax in the US, has significantly increased, with over 120,000 visits in 2011. The majority of the entries on this list are used by adults. However, this drug is almost exclusive to teens and… college-aged students. With properties similar to Ritalin (Methylphenidate), Adderall (amphetamine and dextroamphetamine) is a central nervous system stimulant, used to help people who have ADHD (Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder). And its on the rise according to IMS Health, has approximately 16 million prescriptions were written for stimulants like Adderall in 2012, which is triple the amount written in 2008.

By far the most common place to find Adderall being used recreationally is on college campuses, where students often use it, as a study drug. However, this drug isn’t just for students looking for an A, as many are using it to party and stay up late. There are plenty of dangers associated with Adderall, besides addiction, abusing it can lead to anxiety, depression, and seizures. Codeine is an opioid that is generally used to treat mild to moderate pain, recreationally, codeine produces feelings of euphoria and relaxation, but it’s much less intense than what’s experienced with heroin or morphine. Heroin users sometimes use codeine as a temporary substitute, when they’re unable to get their usual opiate. Another popular use for codeine is to take it, as part of a narco cocktail, also known as a “codeine-based cough syrup”, which is known as “Lean” (a.k.a Sizzurp, Purple Drank, Syrup). Misusing the drug, as well as mixing it with other substances, can be dangerous, causing seizures, respiratory depression, memory loss and…

Death from overdose. One of the most commonly prescribed opioids in the United States, Vicodin is a combination of hydrocodone and acetaminophen, used to treat moderate to severe pain. The hydrocodone properties of Vicodin make it highly addictive, and prolonged use, requires an increase in dosage to get the same effect. Abuse of prescription opiates has increased dramatically in the United States, especially since it’s so highly prescribed, with 136 million prescriptions in 2013, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

Experts believe that the recent increase in heroin use, is due in part to the large number of people who become addicted to opioids, such as Vicodin. And then… graduate to heroin. Before we unveil our number one pick, here are some honorable mentions. (a.k.a. Acetaminophen and Oxycodone) This pain relieving prescription opioid is… extra powerful, but extra dangerous when abused. Unlike some of the other opioids on this list, OxyContin (a.k.a. OxyCotton), also known as “Oxy”; boosts higher amount of pain blockers, and… it’s controlled release tablet last a longer period of time, supposedly, 12 hours. Oxycodone is classified as a “Schedule II” drug, since it’s highly addictive, with extremely severe withdrawal symptoms.

When taken recreationally, it’s either taken orally, crushed and snorted, or diluted in water and injected intravenously. When a user builds a tolerance to their dosage they start taking more, which starts a dangerous, and sometimes deadly cycle. Do you agree with our list? What do you think is the most abused prescription drug? For more addictive Top 10’s published everyday, be sure to subscribe to WatchMojo.com..

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