Wednesday, December 08, 2010
One of the things that is first noticeable is that the image is very glossy compared to when placing it on a flatter surface. Also, the gel regent seems to contract due to not being able to find a harder surface (like commercial watercolor paper) to stretch across. The result is that with the very "topographical" nature of hand-made paper, the image basically hangs between the valleys and pits of the surface and eventually splits and breaks off, so I may have to coat this in a gel medium or something in order to prevent further deterioration.
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Thursday, July 22, 2010
This is just so cool... Impossible just announced that they're selling Polaroid integral film which will work in the Spectra line of cameras. Those are the bigger Polaroid cameras which would shoot wider-format images (as opposed to the typical square) under the names "Spectra", "Image", "1200" and "990". I've always been a bit of a purist when I got into Polaroid and I focused on the older "peel-apart" films. The SX-70 and 600/Onestep cameras were cool with their automatically-developing process, but the images were so small! Spectra kind of fixed that, giving you an image which was about 1/3 bigger. Doesn't seem like a lot, but when you have a small image, it's a big difference. Of all the film that's hard to find, the Spectra/Image/1200 film is probably the hardest. It seems to go bad really fast, faster than the 600 stuff. Don't know why. So this news is good news for me... I'll have to pick up some film from Impossible soon.
Thursday, March 04, 2010
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Wednesday, February 24, 2010
I'll also have a few hand-made silver-gelatin prints available. I made these at Bill LaPete's lab in South Boston. Bill is a master printer, a genius at his craft, and he'll impart some secrets you never learn in art school if you use his darkroom.