High Voltage Images is a project by Phillip David Stearns exploring the application of high voltage to instant film.
High Voltage Images is a developing body of work by Phillip David Stearns generated through the application of high voltage and various chemical agents to instant film media. This project explores and extends the expressive capacity of instant photographic film technology beyond its ability to capture and record images of the world.
Following a long tradition of extended post-photographic practices, this work takes inspiration from artists such as Man Ray (photogram), Pierre Cordier (chemigram), Marco Breuer (scratched expose and developed c-prints), Chris McCaw (sunburned prints) and Hiroshi Sugimoto (static discharges on photopaper).
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