Polaroid Alternative Process Galleries
February 15, 2009 8:06 AM   Subscribe

Joanne Warfield's innovative work in Polaroid emulsion and image transfers, time/zero manipulation and corrosion. (previously on MeFi)
posted by netbros (5 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
i find these short on significant content. but as someone who has explored (okay, dabbled in) alternative process photography, including polaroid manipulations, i have to say that her technique is impressive. some of them are really beautiful and/or trippy.
posted by barrett caulk at 9:32 AM on February 15, 2009

Yeah I agree. They look pretty sharp for a plastic lens.
posted by rageagainsttherobots at 11:05 AM on February 15, 2009

posted by johngumbo at 12:38 PM on February 15, 2009

I like Michael Dare's "Emulsional Problems", but then, I liked it 5 years ago (actually, 25 years ago when I met him in his prime of Celebrity Picture alterations, but I posted it here 4 years and 362 days ago).
posted by wendell at 1:34 PM on February 15, 2009

Gotta side with the mehs on this one. Twenty or thirty years ago, these effects would be somewhat interesting. Now? With Photoshop? It's beyond meh, really.

And as much as I will sorely miss Polaroid, I will not be lamenting the death of emulsion transfers any time soon.

They look pretty sharp for a plastic lens.

Could have been shot on a decent medium-format camera with a Polaroid back, but it seems from the artist's statement and links that she uses a little Daylab enlarger: Insert negative (shot on a non-Polaroid camera), print onto Polaroid film.
posted by Sys Rq at 1:37 PM on February 15, 2009

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