ARTS & CULTURE
08/08/2013 07:53 am ET | Updated Aug 09, 2013

Who Needs Instagram Filters When You Have Bleach, Soda And Medicine?

Photographer Matthew Cetta proves that you don't need a fancy smart phone to recreate the vintage photo filters we all love. Why use Instagram when bleach, soda and a little cough syrup do the trick just fine?

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In "Photogenic Alchemy," Cetta demonstrates a strange analog process that adds psychedelic layers to 35mm film. Employing an impressive range of household items like vinegar, Pepto-Bismol, and turpentine, the emerging photographer transforms everyday street photos into wild works of art, all through the process of a little experimental chemistry.

"Photogenic Alchemy is an exercise in controlled chaos and a study in the science of art," Cetta write on his website. "By breaking down silver salts and celluloid to it’s elemental form, I’ve created a dark and gritty apocalyptic world."

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Lemon Juice

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Drano

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Ammonia

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Febreeze

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Cough Syrup

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Boiled Water

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Vinegar

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Turpentine

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Champagne

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Absinthe

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Color Safe Bleach

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