I love the qualities of Polaroid film – the creaminess of the image, the color,  the texture and the ability to physically manipulate it really lends it to experimentation.  Before digital image capture become so ubiquitous, almost every pro photographer relied on Polaroids to preview lighting, layout and exposure for their film shoots. I haven’t used a Polaroid back for work, in maybe 5 or 6 years or so, since all my clients prefer digital capture, but, I ran across a few boxes of Polaroid 690 film that are now well out of date and I thought I’d play around with some transfers, just for the heck of it.  I’ll post them here when completed.   Here are a few examples of transfers – both emulsion transfers (where you actually “float” the delicate emulsion off the Polaroid backing paper) and image transfers (the Polaroid image is “contact” printed to another paper). These were done on watercolor paper and scanned.

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Bromeliad #5 - Polaroid Emulsion Transfer

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Bromeliad #3 - Polaroid Emulsion Transfer

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Bromeliad #2 - Polaroid Emulsion Transfer

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Yucca Blossom on Red-rock - Utah - Polaroid Image Transfer

Copyright John Zillioux All Rights ReservedTurtle grass on beach tide line, Miami

Copyright John Zillioux All Rights ReservedMaple Leaves in Ice, North Carolina – Polaroid Image Transfer

Copyright John Zillioux All Rights ReservedBlowing Palm trees, Miami – Polaroid Image Transfer
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