Archive for the ‘Polaroids’ Category

Overexposed

February 6, 2011

Over the past year, I’ve been experimenting with different light.  This is the full illumination of a magicube through the Fresnel lens on the Big Shot camera.  I wasn’t expecting it to overexpose like this, but I like the result.

Taken with a Polaroid Big Shot camera using Fuji FP100B film and a GE Magicube.

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Happy Holidays!

December 24, 2009

It’s been a long and eventful year.  Wishing everyone a happy and healthy holiday season as I look forward to being more active with my photography in 2010.

Taken with a Polaroid SX-70 Alpha 1 using type 600 film.

Canal St.

November 21, 2009

I photographed this building on a recent trip to NYC.  I had a great time at Photo Plus Expo, even though I had trouble walking around.  The show was smaller this year, but always worth the trip.

Taken with a Polaroid SX-70 Alpha 1 Model 2 camera using 600 film.

Sunflowers

November 8, 2009

flowertz_01

When I injured my knee this past summer, I was trying to figure out how I could continue to photograph outdoors.  There were a couple of sunflowers growing behind the shed that offered me the perfect opportunity.  So I brought out my digital and the Polaroid on occasion to document them.

Taken with a Polaroid SX_70 Alpha 1 camera using Artistic TZ film.

Polaroid Week 2009

May 9, 2009

retro

This past week was ‘Roid Week 2009 on flickr, and it doesn’t have anything to do with Manny Ramirez or A-Rod.   It’s the week to celebrate by shooting with a Polaroid camera.  It’s a rather odd juxtaposition to be celebrating the birthday of Dr. Edwin Land, the inventor of instant photography as the medium he created is dying out.  At least Fuji hasn’t abandoned the instant film photographer by continuing to make and market a great replacement product.

This photograph is entitled “Retro” and was shot with a Polaroid SX-70 Alpha 1 Model 2 camera on type 600 film.

Back Into The Woods

March 19, 2009

woods

This is a shot from my trip to the John Chafee nature preserve at Rome Point. I like the starkness of the winter landscape. After I shot this photograph, I saw a small herd of deer, but they weren’t posing that day.  I wasn’t going to post this one because I thought it was overexposed.  But I showed it to a friend and she really liked it.

Taken with a Polaroid Model 250 on Fuji FP3000B film.

Another Trip to the Woods

March 7, 2009

rock

This one was taken on the same trip at the last post.  I brought the Polaroid to try out the Fuji Fp3000B film.  I bought the pack over a year ago and it’s been sitting in the back of my fridge while I’ve been going through my stash of expired Polaroid film.  So far, I think it holds up to what I liked about Polaroid 667 and seems to be a worthy replacement.

Taken with a Polaroid Model 250.

Old Car In The Woods

March 2, 2009

car

I’ve shot this old car in the woods on a number of occasions. It seems that no matter how many times I go back to a place, I can always find something I didn’t notice the last time. And I’m sure I’ll find something different next time I visit.  It was my first time using the Fuji Black & White film and I’m happy with the result.

Shot on Fuji FP3000B film with a Polaroid Model 250.

Ice at the Falls

February 21, 2009

icicle

I was on furlough from work a couple of weeks ago.  I took the time to go out and shoot.  One of the days, I went to Stepping Stone Falls in West Greenwich, RI.  I loaded a pack of film in my SX-70 and packed up my digital and off into the woods I went.  On the bridge, I saw this icicle and had to capture it.

Taken with a Polaroid SX-70 Alpha 1 Model 2 using 600 film.

Breakfast

February 5, 2009

katz_4

In my last post, I mentioned going to Katz’s Deli.  Whenever I go out to breakfast with my photographer friends and I order pancakes, I always threaten to photograph them.  This time I brought my Polaroid in and actually did it.

A little background:  Last year, when I was taking History of Photography at RISD, we had to do a presentation on a famous photographer.  Our group presentation was on Stephen Shore.  For his American Surfaces and Uncommon Places projects, Shore traveled, “exploring the changing culture of America and exploring how a photograph renders the segment of time and space in its scope.”  In the process, he photographed TV sets, furniture, and of course, a pancake breakfast.

Taken with a Polaroid SX-70 Alpha1, Model2 using 600 film.