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Polaroid Amigo 620 + Polaroid 600 film


Film was cut up and pulled apart. Layed down with emulsion face up and then slathered in bleach and then I poured boiling water over it and let them sit for 10 minutes. Polaroids were then removed and let to dry overnight, and then scanned. This was scanned from the negative side and has obviously been digitally desaturated.
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:iconaoife:
This image has such an attractive force.

It draws me closer, I want to know more about it.

I think the method is both innovative and brutal and I love that this image is born of such an invasive method.

The actual image is ghost like, an impression in the background and the texture gives the photo an organic quality that is in contrast with the rigid structural subject matter.

The surface texture is what I find most appealing. The surface is not smooth, its got depth to it. I just want to touch it. It's wounds, it's scars. It makes me feel like this place is injured. Forgotten or abused. It emphasizes the sense of the building. It accentuates the personification of the place, it makes it more biological an porous.

Basically, this photo is a curious and mysterious delight.

It appeals so perfectly to my aesthetic that I cannot fault it.
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:iconfraulyne:
Fraulyne Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Student General Artist
I dig it.
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greenday862 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Your artwork has been featured here [link]
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:iconlonely-heart5:
lonely-heart5 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
that turned out REALLy nice!!! looks a lil like a roll of 60 year old 120 film :P
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:iconstilllife-txa:
Stilllife-Txa Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010
Very NICE!
Technially i did't uderstand almost a word but I hope I will in the future :D
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:iconperception-obscure:
perception-obscure Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2010
Featured: [link] :heart:
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:iconasayanami:
Asayanami Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2010  Student Photographer
great shot
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:icontiadanko:
TiaDanko Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2009  Professional Photographer
:clap: great
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Evil-e33 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
I have featured this wonderful piece in my latest journal Featuring Film photography [link] If you wish for it to me removed please let me know and I'll remove it a.s.a.p. :heart:
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AsylumWitch Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2009
Fantastic piece. :heart:
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:iconomahanebraska:
OmahaNebraska Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :)
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:iconaoife:
aoife Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2009  Professional General Artist
Love it .

Also featured it in my journal .

:heart:

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:iconruthmaryforever:
RuthMaryforever Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2009
excellent!!! i love this style
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:icontom-ripley:
Tom-Ripley Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2008   Photographer
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PearlHeart Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2008   Writer
Its quite a distressed piece, however i feel it adds much to the piece adding a lovely mysterious quality to it :) This is great! I think it would make a great Album cover for some odd reason.
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OmahaNebraska Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
funny enough, one of our very own forumers here on dA has a music project (=M-PlayC3ll) is using it for his cd cover :giggle:

And as for all of the abuse...that's what really made the piece for me...here, I'll show you!

[link] that is the original, unedited polaroid.

I have hundreds of polaroids just like that, really boring and hard to connect with on an emotional level, but they are great subjects to experiment on, I'm just happy this one worked out so well...my experiments don't usually turn out this well :paranoid:
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GingerHairedGirl Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2008
wow...this is so unique and such an eerie shot...i agree with everyone about it feeling like a mental hospital. great experiment!!
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:iconomahanebraska:
OmahaNebraska Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you! :bow:
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:iconreluctantgod:
reluctantgod Featured By Owner May 28, 2008
you need to make a recipe book for me :) i love this!
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:iconomahanebraska:
OmahaNebraska Featured By Owner May 28, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
:giggle: all I can say is that bleach pens are fun :nod:

so is pulling apart polas :O the letting them dry part is not quite as enjoyable though, especially if your as impatient as I am.
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reluctantgod Featured By Owner May 31, 2008
haha, i am so impatient too! i'm going to have to try these things!
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:iconomahanebraska:
OmahaNebraska Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
yessss! :nod:
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:icongbaas:
Gbaas Featured By Owner May 19, 2008
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:iconstateless:
stateless Featured By Owner May 19, 2008
Love the tension between the image and the torn image surface, it reminds the viewer that images are merely illusions.
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:icongbaas:
Gbaas Featured By Owner May 18, 2008
I was browsing your gallery again .. I must say this one will always got my heart P:P
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:iconomahanebraska:
OmahaNebraska Featured By Owner May 20, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
aw, thank you :glomp: glad you like it.
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:iconrhapsouldize:
rhapsouldize Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2008
very creative!
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:iconomahanebraska:
OmahaNebraska Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you :)
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:icongbaas:
Gbaas Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2008
awsome
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:iconenightmare:
ENightmare Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2008
love the effect you achieved
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:iconomahanebraska:
OmahaNebraska Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you :)
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:iconperception-obscure:
perception-obscure Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2008
I really love how your artwork has such a minimalist, abstract look to it.
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:iconarctoa:
arctoa Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2008  Student Photographer
This is a particularly atmospheric piece of work that has been very imaginatively created. The resulting image was well worth the effort of processing, I think. Good stuff.
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uzengia Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2008
featured :) [link]
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:iconzosolover202:
ZoSoLover202 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2008
This is major coolness, very creative. I need to get on the whole film side of things, digital just isnt as fun or innovative.
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:iconomahanebraska:
OmahaNebraska Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
You really do.

Don't get me wrong, digital has it's place, and it has created a lot of great art, and it is sooo much easier to learn photography on a digital camera, but it often lacks a soul, and there is no connection with your work because you just snap and upload. No one appreciates the time it takes to set up a F stop and a shutter speed and picking out a camera and a lense and then deciding how to develop it and how to scan it and how to print it.

Working with things from the base up gives you so much more control, and there is a lot more room for experimentation in my opinion. :)
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sweetzoomer Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2008
This I agree with. The more to manipulate the better.
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:iconzosolover202:
ZoSoLover202 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2008
and you certainly do, neat stuff. I dont know how many people think to microwave thier photographs:D
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:iconfelinocurioso37:
felinocurioso37 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
beautiful.
gritty.
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:iconomahanebraska:
OmahaNebraska Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
:heart: thank you :)
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felinocurioso37 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
:)
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Black-Crusader Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2008
This is so so so cool :D Loving it and :+fav:ing it.
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:iconomahanebraska:
OmahaNebraska Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
:heart: thank you :D
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underfallow Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2008
nice
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:iconishiverandshake:
ishiverandshake Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2008
this is amazing
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:iconomahanebraska:
OmahaNebraska Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
It's amazing what a little abuse will do to a boring polaroid :heart:
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:iconcsnyder:
CSnyder Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2008
this is fantastic....wow
i wish i could give you advanced critique but your are the master...just keep expriementing:)
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:iconomahanebraska:
OmahaNebraska Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
aw, thank you! very kind :heart:

and I will do :) Im not a great photographer by any means so I make lemonade with my lemons.

the original polaroid was soooo boring :lol: [link] but I am pretty pleased with my little bleach experiment.
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:iconcsnyder:
CSnyder Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2008
welcome...and yes oyur are...your experiments are exciting ;)
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:iconthebuild:
Thebuild Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2008
Good stuff, when I first looked at the picture it looked like the actual building was burnt in places and not the polaroid.
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:iconomahanebraska:
OmahaNebraska Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
I promise I didn't set anything on fire! :innocent: this time :paranoid:
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