Day 161: Back in action.

Wires have been soldered, batteries re-inserted, and shutter tested.

The Polaroid is back!

Day 161 - Garage still life PNow that I could shoot images again, I could start practicing my emulsion transfers.

I take a snapshot to check the image and exposure:

Day 161 - Armchair still life PAnd then I take a second one to transfer the emulsion to craft paper where it finishes developing and turns into something quite different:

Day 161 - Armchair still life P transferI’ve done a few of these transfers and they do come out darker than the print. It could be the exposure, the paper, the timing, or the subject matter. I clearly need to work on this more to know how to more purposefully create an effect, but it sure is fun to experiment.

How do you like to push your photographic boundaries?

 

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