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Hydrangea - Polaroid Manipulation

Terri Foster

Carpinteria, United States

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This image was created by taking a photograph using Polaroid SX-70 (Time-Zero) film. The cameras for this film have not been made in about 30 years. One “quirk” about this film is that once it is exposed, you can use small tools (pointed but not too sharp – like crochet hooks, nut picks, sharpened wooden dowels, etc) to push the pigment layers that make up the colors of the image around. SX-70 film creates an instant print. The top layer of the film is a protective, clear layer of mylar plastic – the bottom layer of the film is black plastic. Between the top layer and the bottom layer are very thin layers of pigment . By applying pressure using various tools, the image becomes impressionistic and may reveal other colors that were not previously present in the originally exposed image. The pigment layers remain plyable for about 24 hours or so. As the pigment hardens, different effects also become possible. Unfortunately, Polaroid discontinued this film at the end of 2005. I purchased as much as I could of their remaining stock and will continue making new images as long as I have film left. Talk about a “dying art”. There is no film to take its place which is very sad. I have about 100 or so images done using this method which I will be uploading to RedBubble.

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