24 October 2011

Polaroid Type 100 Sepia - Wrigley Clock-tower & Sears/Willis

Just a couple more images from Chicago. Both shot on a Polaroid 250 with Expired Polaroid 100 Sepia. Above, the Wrigley Building's Clock-tower, and below, the Willis (Sears) tower shot from the water.

14 October 2011

Impossible Project PX 600 Black Frame PP - Congress Hotel

For some reason, this is one of my favorite buildings that I saw in Chicago. It's not one of the big sky scrapers, just one of the older buildings along the oldest part of Michigan Avenue. Maybe it's because it is not only a great looking building, but also appeases my affinity for signs. Either way, here is the Congress Hotel - Shot on an SX 70 Sonar with Impossible PX 600 Black Frame Poor Pod... my favorite Impossible film.

11 October 2011

Impossible Project PX 600 Black Frame PP & Expired Polaroid Sepia - 57 Ford Fairlane

Taking a reprieve from my Chicago photos, though I do have a few more to post, I thought I would share a couple images of a really beautiful '57 Ford Fairlane convertible.  This little car is one that we just recently used while shooting a commercial, which I unfortunately can't share yet. Luckily though, I had a few of my cameras in my truck that morning and was able to snap two shots between takes. 

The top image is Impossible Project PX 600 Black Frame "Poor Pod," shot on an SX 70 Sonar using an ND pack filter. The bottom, an expired Polaroid Sepia Type 100 shot with a Polaroid 250.


07 October 2011

Impossible Project PX100 Orange Flash - More of Chicago

Here are a few more of the Impossible PX 100 Orange Flash images that I took while in Chicago. You'll notice quite a bit of difference in some of the images in respect to how much of the orange is coming through.

These two top images were taken the last day downtown, which happened to be one of the nicer days. It was a little warmer out than the previous couple days, and that brought up a little more of the orange color in the photos. Below,  are two of the images I took on the first day in Chicago... which happened to be pretty cold and slightly rainy at points. You can see the orange is less, and, I noticed with these that for quite a while they took on a strange look right out of camera. They looked like solarized images, all of the darks were bright blue as if they were not developing. What I thought was a waste of a frame, though, ended up continuing to develop over time and came out closer to a black and white image.

And finally, just to wrap up with the Orange flash images from this trip, here are two more  from the architectural boat tour... including the Willis Tower, which, some of you might still refer to as the Sears Tower.

06 October 2011

Impossible Project PX100 Orange Flash - Marina City

Here are the first two images from this past weekends trip to Chicago. Both are of Marina City, two towers that take up an entire Chicago city block. I've always loved the look of these buildings and it was very cool to stand there and see them in person after having seen them in so many movies, TV shows, album covers, etc.

Both images were taken with my Polaroid SX 70 Sonar and the Impossible Project PX 100 Orange Flash, which, I get wildly different results from every time I shoot depending on available light, temperature and the amount of time the film has been loaded in the camera. The top image was taken from the opposite bank of the river, and the second taken from a boat during a Chicago architectural tour (which if you've never done, I highly recommend as a great way to see the city.) 

More from this trip soon, including some sepia, black frame and sooner or later my 35mm scans...