I was looking for a post like this (I know it's old). I have many question regarding those pictures: can this process be made with any kind of emulsion? I want to do something similar on a home made emulsion on canvas. Also. how can I generate a static discharge like that one? Can you guess a way of obtaining such results?
The static discharge emits light just like lightning and just like lightning it can be imaged on film. Nothing magic.
I beg to differ PE!
IMHO, ALL photography is at least a little bit magic
“Photography is a complex and fluid medium, and its many factors are not applied in simple sequence. Rather, the process may be likened to the art of the juggler in keeping many balls in the air at one time!”
Ansel Adams, from the introduction to The Negative - The New Ansel Adams Photography Series / Book 2