I HATE HATE HATE finding something like this, but not being in a position to where I can throw down $150 on film. and right now, when I reallllly reallly need some. AND THE COLORS ON THIS ARE SO PRETTY. going to cry myself to sleep now.
not really. but still. damnit.
(I have no issues taking donations, if anyone is feeling generous, eheh eheh)
I am a huge fan of your work and when I saw a recent reblog of yours I was curious to know more about what you think. I am aware of the recent phonetography trend and the vintage/aged type photos that seem to be very popular as of late. I also notice that your photos seem to have a similar aesthetic albeit that you use analog cameras and film. I am curious to know what it is about mobile photography that offends you and whether this applies to all digital types of photography that use post processing.
thank you very kindly!
about the other..I wouldn’t say it offends me, I just like to bitch about it sometimes. aaand I do get a little bitter, because a lot of people put lots of time and money into film, and then a cellphone app comes along and rips it off. see what I mean? but honestly I don’t care all that much. also, I shot digital for years, and know so many amazing photographers that do. for me, it just didn’t feel natural and I got bored. To each his own, you know. :)
First off, your work is great. Reading your post about the lighter under the polaroid...Any other little tricks? I'm wanting to get into polaroid manipulation but I don't really know where to start.
thank you kindly! and yes I do have a few more tips, but I think i’ll be doing a little series of posts pretty soon with those, so I may save it for that. however, my best advice would be to just use the internet to your advantage. research, look at flickr, polanoid.net, whatever. I’ve taught myself everything just from looking at stuff over the years and experimenting on my own. You may mess a few things up, ruin a few shots, but to me that’s all part of the fun. good luck :)
Hey, I just wanted to say that I really like your pictures. I'm not really a photography aficionado so I don't know how that stuff works, but I'm wondering what you do to your photos to get the effect on the edges do you burn them a little or smudge them as they develop?
Well hello, and thank you! Normally any effects are just from the film being expired. The polaroids I’ve been posting lately are from a pack of 12 year old film, so each picture varies. Sometimes I do mess with them though by burning, bleaching, or boiling them, but I put it in the description if I do. Like this one, is from holding a lighter to the underside of the photo while it’s still developing. You should try it some time!
Trendiness is seductive, especially to the young and inexperienced, for the principal reason that it offers no restraints, is lots of ‘fun’, permits unlimited possibilities for ‘self-expression,’ and doesn’t require conforming to the dictates of reason or aesthetics…
…Lack of humility and originality and the obsession with style, is what seem to encourage these excesses. The absence of restraint, the equation of simplicity with shallowness, complexity with depth of understanding, and obscurity with innovation, distinguishes the quality of work of these times.
“You may have seen it on your friend’s Facebook pages or the screen of a mobile phone, on a Twitter image service or a Tumblr blog. An aesthetic rash has been plaguing popular photography as of late, but it’s not a new one. A slew of iPhone ‘Polaroid’ applications are turning people’s visual diaries into retro, oversaturated documents of social lives, friends and lovers.”—
thanks for following! i've been following your blog for quite some time now and recently found some of your polaroids on polanoid.net. thought someone stole them from you but then found out they are yours as well=) they're all awesome! keep it up!