Polaroids

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A place for showcasing the near-extinct medium of instant photography. Polaroids offer a unique, spontaneous beauty in a fast-paced digital age of image capture. I aim to present images that I personally take along with inspiring instants found online.

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………………….. 8/1  >> Mo’s Polaroids #2 …………………..

Untitled I

Untitled I, 3.5″ x 4.25″, PX 680 Color Shade

Untitled II

Untitled II, 3.5″ x 4.25″, PX 680 Color Shade

Untitled III

Untitled III, 3.5″ x 4.25″, PX 680 Color Shade

Untitled IV

Untitled IV, 3.5″ x 4.25″, PX 680 Color Shade

Untitled V

Untitled V, 3.5″ x 4.25″, PX 680 Color Shade

Untitled VI

Untitled VI, 3.5″ x 4.25″, PX 680 Color Shade

Untitled VII

Untitled VII, 3.5″ x 4.25″, PX 680 Color Shade

………………….. 6/9  >> Pack #9 …………………..

Suspension Bridge, PZ 680 Color Shade

Suspension Bridge, PZ 680 Color Shade

Angel, PZ 680 Color Shade

Angel, PZ 680 Color Shade

Train Bridge, PZ 680 Color Shade

Train Bridge, PZ 680 Color Shade

Water Channel, PZ 680 Color Shade

Water Channel, PZ 680 Color Shade

The Hippodrome, PZ 680 Color Shade

The Hippodrome, PZ 680 Color Shade

Overpass I, PZ 680 Color Shade

Overpass I, PZ 680 Color Shade

Overpass II, PZ 680 Color Shade

Overpass II, PZ 680 Color Shade

Overpass III, PZ 680 Color Shade

Overpass III, PZ 680 Color Shade

LL SAMS, PZ 680 Color Shade

LL SAMS, PZ 680 Color Shade

………………….. 3/24  >> Pack #7 & 8 …………………..

Mary Claire

Mary Claire, PZ 600 Silver Shade UV+

Armstrong

Armstrong, PZ 600 Silver Shade UV+

25th St. Theatre

25th St. Theatre, Softone Expired

Ghost Walk

Ghost Walk, PZ 600 Silver Shade UV+

Stage Dance

Stage Dance, PZ 600 Silver Shade UV+

Criss Cross

Criss Cross, Softone Expired

Commotion

Commotion, PZ 600 Silver Shade UV+

Soul

Soul, PZ 600 Silver Shade UV+

Bridge to Better Things

Bridge to Better Things, Softone Expired

Tagged

Tagged, PZ 600 Silver Shade UV+

………………….. 1/15  >> Pack #5 /Monike’s Shots …………………..

Waco Rings in The NewYear
Dan/Winnie
Disco Fever
DJ Surfwaco
Amon Carter Exterior I
Amon Carter Exterior II
U Parks Bridge

Monike Pooh
Monike’s Shots

Colcord Graffiti
Winter Leaves Suspended
SD

………………….. 1/8  >> Pack #3 Continued/Pack #4 …………………..

Paper Planes

Hall of Waters
Hall of Waters II
Kandi Kay
The Tool Shed
105 Farris St.
The Eastbound Train
Epicenter
Grain Elevator
Grandma
Hopper House
Keep On Truckin'
The Laundromat
The Wyman School
Tire Swing

………………….. 12/10  >> Pack #3/Season of Advent …………………..

Gothic Christmas
Greetings! Hope you are enjoying this season of advent as I am. I pulled out my 3rd pack of film this week for some sweet instants at local friendly Christmas gatherings. IMPOSSIBLE is hosting deals everyday this month. Each day is a new offer including desktop backgrounds, film giveaways, discounts, free shipping, etc. I won 2 free packs of film by entering their competition on the 6th! See the winning photo below. Keep shooting!!

IMPOSSIBLE Advent
Seth & Toby
Double Lauren (Feverish Dance)

………………….. 11/29  >> Pack #2 …………………..

Double Josh

I’ve finished my second pack of film. It’s taken me a little bit bit to sit down and post them. I took some (really early) sunrise landscape/architecture shots for the first 4. The next 4 were shot at a party later that night. A big thank you goes out to everyone who made these shots happen! I’m pretty psyched with the results, especially the double exposure capture (above). View the entire set below. Next up for me is a black framed silver shade pack (silvery black and white) and I’ve got a couple more color packs to shoots after that. Let me know what you think in the comments!

Grainery
Stream Bed
Church

J&N
Mad Men Party
Kaylee

………………….. 11/7  >> Great Shot …………………..

Christian Delbert

I found this image flipping through a Polaroid How–to Book. I felt it was worthy of it’s own post.

11/6  >> Manuel Alvarez Bravo: Polaroid Extraordinaire

Manuel Alvarez Bravo – whom Xavier Villaurrutia imagined as a man with his head in his hands, like Saint Dionysius– spent his life with a camera in his hands. The latest model, the biggest, the most sophisticated, the simplest, any camera, even a Polaroid. Sometimes, on leaving the city, he would fill a bag with various cameras, lenses, fillers, a tripod. He took it all with him, and though he would use only a small part of it, he shot every last roll of film. He had a steady hand. And the special relationship with sky and sunlight: they became his accomplices.”

– Colette Alvarez Urbajtel

I was browsing through the library today and I came across a choice book on Manuel Alvarez Bravo, a photographer out of Mexico City, Mexico. The book was “Polaroids.” View my favorites below.


………………….. 10/23  >> Pack #1 (continued) …………………..

I’ve finished my first roll of film with the help of a friend. We took a trip to the graveyard and took some portrait shots. I’m still getting a feel for my camera as it responds to light. The last shot was taken using the double exposure technique, something I’m excited about playing with in the future.

Josh/Graveyard 2
Josh/Graveyard 1
Dumpster Juice

 ………………….. 10/17  >> Pack #1 …………………..

I’m over halfway through my first pack of film. I’ve shot a few notable sites around Waco to get a feel for my Spectra. Coming soon will be some portrait shots as well as a double exposure (see 10/15 post below).

Alico building

Hwy6
Church

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10/15  >> Double Exposure Technique

The Impossible Project has posted a helpful video about how to arrive at unique double exposed instant images simply by using the self-timer on your camera. Watch below.

Double Exposures from Impossible Project on Vimeo.

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10/14 >> Inspiring Polaroids via Impossible & In an Instant

13 responses to “Polaroids

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