Thursday, December 30, 2010

Florida in no particular order part 2

A lot of the photos here I feel weirdly guilty about. They are all double exposures taken with Polaroid but way over exposed. Once scanned however, I can bring the exposure level way down and kind of reveal an image you can't even see on the picture itself.

Part of me feels like this is cheating, like I should just get the exposure right in the first place.

On the other hand, no one sees the actual pictures except me and like two other people at most. So what's it matter if it's digitally altered?

In the end, I just think these images are beautiful, digital or not...

This is the only one that actually looks like this on the hard copy.

Oh, and the black dot I think is called reciprocity failure. Basically the sun burning out the film.

I see photos like this all the time, but they never get old to me.

Florida in no particular order

I decided to just post the files in alphabetical order in 3 posts of ten images this time. These are all Polaroids taken in Florida with a few upon return to New York.

Not Florida.

Dr. Frasier?

Sister at the nature preserve.

We went kayaking through these estuaries (I think that's what they were...) in a nature preserve. It was pretty amazing. Taking Polaroids in a kayak was much harder than I anticipated.

Not Florida.

Not Florida.

The first of several saves via post-production. More to come...

Thursday, December 9, 2010

The Allure of the Game

Man the ROI on these things sucks. I've dumped hundreds of dollars into Polaroids and not a penny in return. But as we all know, just because something is a shitty product doesn't mean it's not a good investment. Come on Goldman, buy these up, hedge your bets that Sotheby's won't be buying them. Win win, am I right?

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Indian Summer

Probably one of the last really warm days. Chris and I rode down to my favorite bike path in NYC as the sunset.

Chris saw something really cool in the distance and pointed at it to bring my attention to it. Seriously, that is exactly what happened when I took this photo...

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

How can we win, when fools can be kings?

Sepia film from the Impossible Project. It's actually Polaroid film repackaged and more expensive. Whatever. I don't know where else to get it.

Just in case there are actually any Polaroid nerds trolling this site (other than Chris) to make the Sepia film work, you need a camera that shoots black and white. Set your film speed to black and white (3000) and then move your "Lighten/Darken" knob down two notches towards "Lighter." This is because the Sepia film is 1500 ISO not 3000 like normal Black and White film.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Deadly Silver Shade

Silver Shade film from the Impossible Project for the SX-70. The film comes out of the camera still sensitive to light so you kind of have to let the film drop out of the camera and into a box. I think that's part of the reason why these are so faint, I actually brought them back a lot in post.

Sunday, November 14, 2010