all you can feel: recreational drugs put under the microscope
all you can feel: recreational drugs put under the microscope all you can feel: recreational drugs put under the microscope
dec 19, 2013

all you can feel: recreational drugs put under the microscope

sarah schoenfeld puts recreational drugs under the microscope
‘all you can feel: heroin’
image © sarah schoenfeld





german artist sarah schönfeld has squeezed drops of various recreational legal and illegal liquid drug mixtures onto exposed negative film for ‘ all you can feel’, a photography series that visually reinterprets the physiological and psychological imbalance of substances in the body. much like the chemical effect of some of these substances on humans, the resulting shapes and colors showcase some of the unique characteristics of each drug, each revealing a vivid, and intricately particular internal universe. by enlarging the chemical reaction of each drug, ‘all you can feel’ portrays the unknown interface between representation and reality.



‘all you can feel: ketamine’
image © sarah schoenfeld



‘all you can feel: MDMA’
image © sarah schoenfeld



‘all you can feel: crystal meth’
image © sarah schoenfeld



‘all you can feel: ketamine’
image © sarah schoenfeld



‘all you can feel: LSD’
image © sarah schoenfeld



‘all you can feel: caffeine’
image © sarah schoenfeld



‘all you can feel: dopamine’
image © sarah schoenfeld





  • These pictures will look great at an addiction clinic!

    Alexander Kandisaputro says:
  • Some are addictive, some are not.

    mArkW says:
  • What does the appearance of a substance have to do with its affect on the body? Absolutely nothing.

    Where is the interpretation on part of the artist for feebly placing this substance on exposed negative film? Nowhere.

    Ernst Breithaupt says:
  • Actually doesn’t the appearance of the drug have everything to do with its effect since the appearance of its molecule(shape) affects how its looks on a grander scale, and doesn’t molecule shape effect what receptors it can fit in? not quite sure but that’s my understanding, I could be wrong

    Antonio says:

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