Wednesday, June 10, 2009
You want what you can't have
These last few days I have yearned for shooting film. Right before I began to shoot digitally I was way into 4X5 viewcameras. I would even drag them across the globe for travel jobs. There is something very satisfying about the process of using polaroids and film. Not easy, of course, but it is a very forgiving medium and can produce images not possible with digital, even with tons of photoshop.
So today I went to B&H and bought some 4X5 polaroid, well, Fuji instant film since Polaroid is out of business. Of course about two hours into my romantic "polaroid" moment I ended up switching to digital because I wanted to capture some images and didn't want to wait for the film to be processed, printed, scanned, etc.
Here are 4 polaroid images and two (knife/flower) digitally captured with a Phase One P45 back.
(Polanoid.net is a great site with tons of polaroid imagery and they are trying to bring back polaroid-type instant film).