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art image photography polaroid

Polaroid Spectra fades

Polaroid instant Spectra film fades from history as film production ceases and these super little cameras, like my Spectra Pro will no longer be fed. These images were made using expired 1990’s original Polaroid Spectra film peeled from pack and mounted on card.

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art collage photography polaroid

Spectra expired

Expired (2004) Polaroid Spectra instant film provided a starting point with which to explore the ethereal elements of chance while image making with out of date photographic emulsions. The film packs were carefully separated, then the image on film juxtaposed with the internal quasi-negative emulsion, before mounting as a collage on board.

Spectra film collage: Number 1 (2021)
Spectra film collage: The Window (2021)
Spectra film collage: Words fade (2021)
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art collage photography

Beyond the frame

Beyond the frame: a developing series of experimental collages expanding around Polaroid instant film images. Drawing upon a diverse range instant photographic materials, including Polachrome/Polapan slide, SX70 and type100 film bases, these mixed-media works seek to expand a view beyond the confines/borders of original instant photographs.

Cube: Polachrome 35mm slide
White Mountain: Polapan 35mm slide
House of Veils: Polapan 35mm slide

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art photography

Polachrome

Adventures is Polachrome. Nikon F2 loaded with decades expired rare Polaroid Polachrome instant 35mm colour slide film. Despite being long expired, the beautifully ethereal quality of the Polaroid colours remained vivid, with a tone and grain structure somewhat reminiscent of the early autochrome process. Probably due to expired and failing chemistry, the slide film would no longer clear naturally and required a vigorous post development wash.

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art exhibition open studios photography

Lumière du jour

Lumière du jour series: New monochrome images exploring light flow and movement, showing as part of Dover Open Studios this October, which takes an online format this year. #light #dark #illuminate #doveropenstudios #eastcliffcreatives @doverstudio

Flow: photographic print
Let the light in: photographic print
Silent Water: photographic print
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art image opportunities photography

World Cyanotype Day 2020

Happy World Cyanotype Day! It’s finally here and there have been so many gorgeous entries. My cyanotype for ‘Interconnected’ has now been added to the gallery and can be viewed with all the fantastic 2020 entries and wonderfully varied forms of cyanotypes here:
https://www.alternativephotography.com/gallery/gallery-by-process/world-cyanotype-day-2020/ for World Cyanotype Day. A huge thanks to Alternative Photography for hosting and let’s make this the BIGGEST World Cyanotype Day EVER!

When we Touch: cyanotype on cotton fabric