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Gross, Cool, or Both?

Disclaimer: do not try this at home! Ok, now that we've got that out of the way, want to know what happens when you swallow some film? Two Kingston University Students did, find out more after the jump.

Photo of Luke Evans via Creative Review

Is there a limit to what you would do in the name of art and analogue photography? For Luke Evans and Josh Lake, swallowing film to capture their insides is obviously not crossing a line. The two Kingston University students swallowed 35 mm, let their bodies do the rest, and then scanned the pieces of film using an electron microscope.

You’ve seen their insides, now take a look at more of Luke’s work and Joshua’s work.

So, what’s the call? Gross, cool, or both?

This article was inspired by an article in Creative Review

written by gabysalas

24 comments

  1. alix-mansell

    alix-mansell

    So did the X-Ray damage the film?

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  2. paulamonteiroh

    paulamonteiroh

    gross and cool

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  3. adi_totp

    adi_totp

    Very cool!

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  4. popfry

    popfry

    Glad you like the project! =]
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  5. catarella

    catarella

    wow! so cool!

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  6. joshualake

    Thank you! Spelt my name wrong in my website link... : )
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  7. eskimofriend

    eskimofriend

    I think it's cool yet do we really see a photograph or just what happened to the layers of the film?

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  8. vip223

    vip223

    not gross cool ! except the retrieval of film part....

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  9. gabysalas

    gabysalas

    @joshualake, sorry about that. Article fixed!

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  10. hervinsyah

    hervinsyah

    Oh, no. My snail internet connection are too slow to open all of the photo. Does the two artist defecating the cliche that their swallow?

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  11. jessye

    jessye

    flipping hell. AWESOME!
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  12. megkalki

    megkalki

    whoa! ballsy men xD

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  13. dainy

    dainy

    cool haha

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  14. scaryshinigami

    scaryshinigami

    pretty cool!

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  15. kiri-girl

    kiri-girl

    Ouchies that could potentially hurt your cutter..

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  16. superkulisap

    superkulisap

    I'd say that's nastyyyy

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  17. itsdebraanne

    itsdebraanne

    i don't get it. how did the film capture an image from the inside??

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  18. fabc68

    fabc68

    @itsdebraanne: it didn't. According to the authors it got damaged by acids and enzymes inside the gastrointestinal tract and then scanned after having been expelled.

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  19. nadinadu

    nadinadu

    it looks really cool but i don't get it...did they vomit it out again to develop it or something?

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  20. itsdebraanne

    itsdebraanne

    @fabc68 exactly so where did those images come from?

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  21. fabc68

    fabc68

    @itsdebraanne: those are scans of the film after it was swallowed and passed (well, except for the x-ray, of course). In practice, it's a chemical process that altered the film, not a photographic one. At least, that's what I understand from reading the original article (sorry in advance to the authors if I got it wrong)

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  22. nock

    nock

    @fabc68 you're correct! The reaction is not made from the contact with light but contact made with the gastric fluids of digestion!

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  23. nock

    nock

    @nadinadu lol no! they pooped them out!

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  24. detroitlomo

    detroitlomo

    Wonder what the developing time was. Lol

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