I received a request today to shoot some Polaroids for a model to submit to an agency in L.A. Coincidentally, I’m sitting on a stash of expired Polaroid I was saving for… the next Cold War? Doris arrived around 3. I dragged out a few cameras and went to work. Fun to shoot. The colors are a bit off, but I did enjoy playing with some analog technology. Thankfully, Doris has some idea of what to do in front of the camera, otherwise I would have wasted a pile of ‘roids.
I’ll have to do it again. A few partial boxes of 4×5 Polaroid remain, and possibly a few twins of 669 at home. Unfortunately the Pola pack back I have for 4×5 doesn’t mount well on my Busch Pressman. The Graflex is set up for pinhole, and the Sinar P, well, it was liquidated recently. Maybe I’ll throw a lens on the Graflex.
Another model test with Roxanne and Yassira on a sunny day. Central Park. Autumn chill and Rox’s dress was lace. She only shivered a little. What a trooper!
Photoshopped images? You bet. Just a little bit. After many years of avoiding major tonal mod, finally, I’m tired of not having cross process and all the fun, serendipitous things film gave us. I gave in. My mantra was: “Anything one can undo is not pure.” Having recently processed a roll of film, the first in years, I decided I no longer care. I might start altering images more. There are just too many options. However, I’ve enjoyed saying, “I made it with lights, not the camera/computer.”
This is a double test: of the Davepix Blog system and some test shooting with Rox, a jewelry designer who likes to be in front of my camera. Good test? She’s also particularly useful as a model when scheduled models, er, flake.