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!
Comments and/or questions always appreciated. Thanks!
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.
The Polaroid CU-5, a rather interesting camera; used back in the day for forensic & dental photography. What a perfect light-box for the macro loving, Polaroid obsessed, forensic pathologist wanna-be!
I came across this gem of a camera while casually browsing eBay…I couldn’t resist snagging it for the $50 price tag.
I’d like to share with you, my first few creations…