Photographers Luke Evans and Josh Lake made creative use of 35 mm film by swallowing it to see how their digestive systems process it. The piece, titled, “I Turn Myself Inside Out,” began when the team put film strips inside a brightly-colored capsule (to avoid damage to their colons) and swallowed them.
Eventually they excreted the film, sorted out the tablets, used fixer on the film and scanned it with an electron microscope. They blew up the resulting images into massive black-and-white prints, showing the details of the body at work.
“..these are not light based, but are images of the damages, bumps, scratches, deposits made by our bodies on an otherwise smooth film. This was not a *photographic* process, it was an experimentation to see how such a widely used and historic medium could be used alternatively. There was no way of telling at the beginning if it would work without trying it. It took a long time, and a lot of problem solving for us to achieve these images and not kill ourselves in the process.”
-Luke Evans via Creative Review
[via Huffington Post]