Manipulated Polaroids

Along with the Polaroid Emulsion prints that I’ve been doing, I’ve also been experimenting with maniupulated Polaroids. In a nutshell, the trick is that old Polaroid Land Cameras used film that required a few minutes to “set”. This was, at the time, considered a large drawback, as it meant that any inadvertant touch smudged the picture. However now people use that same “bug” as a “feature,” by using a blunt instrument (in my case, most often the back of a cosmetic bush) to “smush” the gel inside the picture, creating new, often painterly, results.

barber pole by Hibernian

Coffee bus in Asheville

Gerber daisies

Carousel at Pullen Park




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