Posts Tagged ‘polaroid



14
Nov
08

Getting Board.

It’s funny what happens when you put an ad on Craigslist.
I figured that I might be able to score a couple of other people with their surfboards if I just asked. Lo and behold, I got a few.
I’m not sure I’m in love with these images, but I think some of the discoloration is because the ambient temperature was lower than the Polaroids would have liked.
Anyway, until the film gets back (and it won’t go in until Monday at the earliest) here’s what I have to share. Apologies to the folks I promised this to who had to wait. (grin)

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13
Nov
08

Suburban Cowboy.

The guy across the street from us has a tractor in his front yard. No lie.
When he parked it originally, he gave this half-hearted excuse about being a redneck. I laughed in the cordial way you do, but it never crossed my mind that a redneck would have tractor in his yard. Anyway. I asked if I could swing by to shoot a picture of it before he took it back to his farm. He said sure.
I went over Sunday afternoon with the last of the Polaroids in my camera and grabbed a few.

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12
Nov
08

Hittin’ the Waves.

I’m working on a group of stuff and since it was a weekend that started with Polaroids, I snapped a few at this shoot too.
Craig (of Groundswell Concepts) was agreeable enough to pose in what can only be a kinda silly situation, but comes off looking pretty cool. Joe (of Brainchild Collective) was good enough to hang out and assist.
I’m a little concerned about how the sun (which was blaring behind him) might overpower the actual film photos when I get them back, but the Polaroids have turned out reasonably well.

EDIT: Preliminary film scans live here and here.

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10
Nov
08

The Happy Couple.

Meredith and Lane needed some engagement photos.
I shot a few rolls of film and some digital images but those are coming from Joe over at Brainchild Collective later this week.

I grabbed a few Polaroids.

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04
Jul
08

Poolaroid.

Swung by the pool today with some friends.

I don’t usually shoot Polaroids, but since I had a few errant packs laying about, I dusted off the old NPC back. As luck would have it, the back jammed right after I got this image.

As it turns out, it’s true: It’s all fun and games until some small gets sunscreen in her eye.

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08
May
08

About Being a Photographer.

Andrea came to Martha’s Darkoom, the Darkroom I used to run, as an undergraduate student in Art Education. She was striking. I asked her if she’d let me and Jim take her picture sometime. Before long, not only was she interested, she looked forward to the days that we got together. Admittedly, Jim shot more of her than I ever did, but she just had a way with the camera.

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This was one of the last times we got to shoot before she graduated from VCU and skipped town to teach art to the children. That camera she’s holding is an old Polaroid that I’d gotten at a thrift store for ten bucks. It was subsequently stolen from the Darkroom and cost me an additional $500 for a replacement door.

At least I like the picture. (grin)

30
Apr
08

Saving the Polaroids.

I ran across this link the other day at, of all places, ALTPhotos.

For those that use the stuff, there’s this little sadness:

Polaroid film was a technological breakthrough in the world of photography.

In late 2008, Polaroid Co. plans to entire discontinue their line of remaining polaroid films (Type 600 and Spectra are among the popular used labels).

This is a classic, time-and-tried art form. Don’t let them stop manufacturing it!

Dunno if a petition keeps a corporate entity from doing what it thinks will keep it in the game, but I suppose anything’s worth a go. I mean, I signed it.

Whether any of this matters is another issue. Have a look at this. By the tone of the article, it kinda seems like there’s a light at the end of the tunnel, and it may not be an oncoming train.




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