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Artist and photographer Sarah Schoenfeld’s interesting, if less than scientific exploration of what various mood-altering drugs ‘actually look like when their essence is visually depicted’.

Having had ample exposure to the full gamut of pills, powders and crystals during her time working at a Berlin nightclub, Schoenfeld decided to see what would happen if she squeezed drops of various legal and illegal substances onto pre-exposed film negatives, blowing up the resulting chemical reactions to create a series called ‘All You Can Feel’. Sez she:

Each drop altered the coating of the film. Much like the effect of some of these substances on humans, this can be a lengthy process – sometimes one that can barely be stopped.

The images are on display as part of a group show at Heidelberger Kunstverein until early February 2014. They’re also available as a book.

Above: Caffeine, Valium, Speed, LSD, Ketamine, Heroin, Ecstasy, Crystal Meth and cocaine.