Wednesday, March 10, 2010

20x24 Polaroid

I was very fortunate enough to have a session with the Polaroid 20x24 camera that Mass. Art owns. This was a rare opportunity that many people do not get the chance to have. I purchased 5 sheets at $75 a pop. Four of them came out and I got to say, I am very very happy with them. My goal was to make images that were visually pleasing and that partially mirrored some of the photogram work that I do. The quality of the images below do not do justice to the creamy and warm quality that these polaroids possess, not to mention the fact that they lost a good amount of the soft contrast they have. I hope at one point to have them displayed somewhere for people to see in person. More to come on that down the road hopefully. I also attached my blueprint of the ideas for the shots, to see a little of the thought process and how that can change when faced with different obstacles. I also attached a photo of when I was prepping for the fruit and of the actual session itself. Enjoy.









4 comments:

Lolita said...

Sweet! Is this the ginormous Polaroid cameras that there's only like 6 in existence?

Tina Garvin said...

How great that you got the chance to utilize this rare equipment. The second and last in the series of the four photographs are my favorites. I really like the rectangular, nearly invisible dish that you stuffed with round fruit, your eye wants to see all the round edges but the dish says"no!" The last photograph shows fruit life on a cellular level,its foreign in that, when we think oranges we think round orange balls not segmented and transparent citrus. Great perspective, fresh, just like you.

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arthurpolaroid said...

John- had the pleasure of seeing your beautiful work on display in The Hallway, in Jamaica Plain, on Saturday. I met Robin Halperin there, and we totally geeked out on all things Polaroid! Please visit my blog, which covers all things Polaroid, at www.arthurpolaroid.wordpress.com Kind regards,

Arthur