Photographers have been exposing negatives to corrosive chemicals for ages, but as far we know, Seung-Hwan Oh is the first to use live bacteria in his experiments.
Using homegrown cultures that feed on the light-sensitive chemicals you use to develop film, Seung-Hwan Oh ends up with these distorted photos that are strangely beautiful.
via Beautiful Decay
Back in the 1970s, lumber companies hired reforestation teams to replant trees in areas that had been decimated by logging.
Nahanni Arntzen’s parents worked in one of these camps, and her father captured over 500 Kodachrome photographs of the experience. Currently, she’s seeking funding on Kickstarter to publish a book of these unseen beauties!
via Cool Hunting
Before the days of digital, it was common for companies to produce these delightfully corny novelty cameras as promotional items, even if they took terrible photos.
Authors Christopher Salyers and Buzz Poole teamed up on a new book entitled Camera Crazy that chronicles some of the most iconic novelty cameras made over the years.
via The Guardian
I need that voltron.