What happens if you “dose” a film negative with drops of psychoactive substances? Art.

Caffeine and Crank Caffeine (left), Crank (right). Photograph by Sarah Schönfeld.

Sarah Schonfeld starts with a piece of film exposed to a dark background. As the film develops, she puts a drop of the psychoactive substance (diluted in water or alcohol) onto the film negative. The chemical reaction that ensues between film, emulsion, and drug is then fixed and printed as wall-sized creations. Highly illegal activity for the sake of art. Altered states, photographed.

Cocaine Cocaine. Photograph by Sarah Schönfeld. Ketamine. Ketamine. Photograph by Sarah Schönfeld. Ketamine. Ketamine. Photograph by Sarah Schönfeld. LSD LSD. Loving how non-complex this reaction is. Photograph by Sarah Schönfeld. MDMA. MDMA. A hot mess. Photograph by Sarah Schönfeld. MDMA and GHB MDMA cut with GHB. Confidence. Photograph by Sarah Schönfeld. Methylone. Methylone (M1). A beta-ketone of MDMA. Photograph by Sarah Schönfeld. Opium. Opium. Photograph by Sarah Schönfeld.

Sarah Schönfeld’s series is entitled “All You Can Feel” and is available in her recent book.

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