What an exciting opportunity! Looks like I have a long weekend of creative-thinking planned for me.
In order to create the most beautiful Instant Film ever produced, we optimized the new material in every detail. The new Impossible Instant Films will be protected by the traditional Darkslide. Together with Alice Severin, a student of the specialization in Style&Design at Zurich University of the Arts we converted the Darkslides into collector cards presenting selected art projects. On a regular basis we will invite artists to develop refreshing, creative and inspiring content that turns the Impossible Darkslides into unique pieces of art. The first edition “61 Impossible Projects” was developed by Style&Design, ZHdK, CH.
Over the past few months I have been experimenting with collage art and Polaroid SX-70 film. Peeled, scraped, layered, transferred or lifted these analog manipulations have become an imperative material in my latest collage art creations.
I used Polaroid’s SX-70 Artistic TZ (limited-edition) film. This was my first attempt with using SX-70 for emulsion lifts. I previously worked with Fuji 100c & Polaroid 669 film. I read somewhere that the earlier Time Zero (SX-70) film wouldn’t work for emulsion lifts. So, needless to say, I was pleasantly surprised when the Artistic TZ lifted/transferred with ease!
Weekend back-road trip through Western Indiana and Eastern Illinois. All of the images were taken with a Polaroid SX-70 Sonar camera using expired FadetoBlack film. This limited edition film requires manipulation within minutes after developing or the image will ‘fade 2 black’ (hence the name). The longer one waits to manipulate the photo, the darker it will get – turning completely black in well under 24 hours. I manipulated the images below about 3-5 minutes after development. I found this film to be a perfect choice for capturing the decaying beauty of these historic barns.
I recently bought a vintage Tektronix C-30A close-up camera from Ebay. This particular model comes with a Polaroid film back attached – which of course, is the main reason I bought the camera. I’d like to share my first couple of shots that were taken using (expired) Polaroid Viva Color film.