This image is a contact print. The students went into the dark room, unrolled ASA 1600 color film, placed the life saver on the film, and — in the dark, without hitting their thumb — smashed the life saver. The film captured that light. They scanned the developed film, made a positive image from the negative and voila!
Life Saver Triboluminescence
Gabriel Reinstein, Sarah Boucher, Monique Sin, and Farid Jahanmir
Triboluminescence is light given off by a solid material as it fractures. One of the more well-known examples is Wint-O-Green Life Savers candies, that give off blue sparks when they break.
The photo was taken by Gabriel Reinstein, Sarah Boucher, Monique Sin, and Farid Jahanmir