Thursday, December 08, 2005

Craig

This is my brother-in-law Craig and the photo was taken on large format and Polaroid Type 79 film. It’s in his backyard and was part of the family project I did on Thanksgiving Day this year. It think it’s an interesting take on a photographer being photographed as he’s photographing. I’ve got about 18 or so other images and I plan to do this with my family back in Kentucky when I get there again.

The film just adds another dimension to the photography that really doesn't equate on the screen or in a print. Obviously, I had them scanned, but I just can’t get the luminosity or feel to translate that well. I need to experiment more on this and see what I can come up with. The photo, and the ones to follow, have no adjustments in PS other than some minor levels and curves adjustments. I’ve left the inherent imperfections in the prints to show. It’s what makes the Polaroid film, and it’s outcome, so interesting to me.

I’m not sure how to make this a long term project but I would like too. I’d like to do something with the people in the office and it seems like there is interest. I just need o get company approval. we’ll see where that goes.

In the future I’m going to try Type 55 more often. I can scan that film and still get the feel or at least I think I will be able to do so. Here is the first of a few of the other side of my family.