Just your annual reminder that #Outkast's Hey Yeah is a super pessimistic song about modern relationships, and that you didn't listen to the words even after André 3000 said you wouldn't, and filmed the video in what looks like a funeral home with a damn casket in the middle.
Also, you aren't supposed to shake #Polaroid pictures.
One of those days where I wonder why I’m in my profession if I’m honest (cause I’m good at it and it pays the bills is the answer).
But on the plus side, I have some new photography items to distract me at least temporarily.
In addition to getting the Polaroid out again, I am looking forward to printing more photos.
yesterday at #FolsomStreetFair I gave away almost everything I shot - which was fun to do but of course I only have two shots left of some performers who I wasn't able to give the shots to. Here's the two of them both shot on the #Polaroid I2. I adjusted the exposure on the darker shot after the first one the crosses on the church were blown out. #BelieveinFilm
Also if you know these ppl let them know to reach out if they’d like the actual Polaroids
Polaraid Negative 1984/2017
In 1984 I experimented with color Polaroid Pack film. I kept the "negative" backsides with the Polaroid images.
They are not proper negatives like from polaroid BW film, but resemble a solarized image on opaque background. They were mostlyvisible when the light hit the right angle.
In 2017, when I scanned them, the "negatives" appearing only as a grey-brown sludge. I wanted to see what was on the image, so I cranked up contrast and saturation in digital post-processing. This was the result.
I also have a few similar nudes, treated the same way, and some portraits of friends, but they are not for publishing.
DM me for a print.
Got this #Polaroid flash a few years ago, but have kind of avoided using it because the magnetic colored gels didn’t sit straight. Even if I didn’t use them, it just irked me that this $75 flash wasn’t perfect. Their tech support wasn't super helpful either, basically saying it won’t effect the use of the filter or flash.
I finally opened it up and figured out that one of the magnets was in sideways. Just needed rotating 90º. Now I actually want to use it!
Der Feind hatte ihr Gesicht gezeichnet.
So sah ich ihre Schönheit.
Ihr Bild hatte ich auf der Straße gefunden.
Es lag da wie Abfall.
Alles in meiner Macht Stehende tat ich, um sie zu finden.
The enemy had drawn her face.
So I saw her beauty.
I had found her picture on the street.
It was lying there like garbage.
I did everything in my power to find her.
#zweifel #kunst #glaube #art #doubt #belief #analog #literatur #literature #poem #analogue #argentique #sky #himmel #photography #berlin #wolke #heartache #peinedecoeur #magoa #desamor #clouds #polaroid #outcast
Hey #BelieveInFiIm friends,
I completely rewrote my Polaroid SX-70 camera review and shooting guide. I’ve learned a few things during my five years with it and got to appreciate it even more.
It was first published in 2019. The new version includes a new exposure guide (yes, that dial!), more hi-res scans, and answers a question:
Polaroid SX-70 User Guide and Review: Is It Really the Best Instant Film Camera?
I cracked up some Nagoya gin and ranted about Polaroid's new camera. Actually, I mostly complained about their marketing/attitude.
Hey #believeinfilm friends,
I've been writing a lot about Polaroid this month and as I did, I couldn't find a consistent and complete set of frame and image area dimensions.
So, I made a list of all that data from the manufacturers' websites (although Polaroid seems to be inconsistent!). And I also made a graphic.
Instant Film Dimensions
Did you know that all instant film is larger than the full frame?
Hey #believeinfilm friends,
Ever since Polaroid announced their new I-2 camera earlier this month, I've been publishing articles about their products.
But today I'd like to tell you a story of how we got to this point. As some of you may know, the company and its machines were saved from being crushed seconds before it was all lost forever. This is the story of its incredible survival:
A Brief History of Polaroid
Can a $599 camera bring Polaroid back? - The Verge
While I'm here - I also still have a few of the originals from the exhibition still available!
The ones at either end with the red vase are all gone, but I still have Deconstructed 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8.
Original Polaroid emulsion lifts on A5 Yupo paper, £50 for one or £90 for a pair, including UK shipping.
See https://www.galleryafem.com/artists-2023/morag-perkins/deconstruced/ for a better view.
Thanks everyone for your well-wishes. I'm doing fine, just still in limbo, per usual.
Anyway, yesterday afternoon Chris and I took a ride up the hill to Upper Market to take pictures in the fog. It was the first day of August (Fogust) so, not surprisingly, it was bitter cold and wet.
Here is the view of Noe Valley, the Mission, Portrero Hill, and the bay. The view was so exciting!
May be occasional cross-posting and boosting here, but my Pixelfed will be solely Polaroid #photography if that sort of thing interests you.
My exhibition at https://www.galleryafem.com closes today!
Just wanted to say thank you all for your support on here, I'm been blown away by the enthusiasm and positive response! You are awesome people 💕
If anybody still wants a print then *today* is your last chance to order!
I also have a few of the originals left, available to buy direct from me. DM or email mail <at> moragperkinsphoto.com if you are interested.
Deconstructed 9 and 10 - the last two Polaroid emulsion lifts from my exhibition.
It was a very deliberate choice to sequence the collection so that the emulsion lifts gradually 'deteriorate' as you progress through, ending with this pair where reality finally starts to crack.
The blur in the final frame is camera shake due to disability. It feels right to have left it in.
See them in context at https://www.galleryafem.com