28 May 2013

Expired Polaroid ID Ultraviolet Film - Simple Fashion & Emily Wallace

This past Friday, going into the long holiday weekend, we were lucky enough to get out of work a little early, which, allowed for me to plan a quick afternoon/evening shoot. This particular shoot was with a wonderful model named Emily that I've not had the chance to work with before. Originally, we planned to shoot a couple of looks outdoors, but, Cleveland weather being Cleveland weather forced us to start in the studio where we took these images. Later in the day we did end up shooting some very quick sets outside (including a roll of Ektar 100) which you'll be able to see in the future over on the Coalesce52 blog. Until then though, I hope you enjoy these studio shots taken with a Polaroid 250 and some expired Polaroid ID UV film (perhaps some of the best images I've gotten from this film to date).

15 May 2013

Expired Polaroid ID Ultraviolet Film - Photo Walk Portraits

Monday evening after work I joined some folks over in Tremont to do a quick instant photo walk put together by Aperture Photography & Variety. The walk was a put together a little last minute, but, we were lucky enough to be joined by Washington Post and freelance wonder writer Melanie D.G. Kaplan. Melanie was in town working on a story about Ohio's one and only National Park and decided to also do a little story about our area's growth in what she referred to as "the slow photo movement" - a phrase I may just have to steal for my own future use. 

Aside from all that jazz, the walk was fun if not a little less than ideal in terms of weather (I'm now suffering the effects of a wicked cold that can only be the fault of this little walk). As for my photos, I decided to switch it up a little bit after having taken so many photos in the Tremont area over the years and instead focused on shooting some portraits with some of the other members of the photo walk. 

Each of these were taken with a Polaroid Land 250 using some of my expired Polaroid ID Ultraviolet film. As you can see, four straight shots out of this pack of film gave me pretty close to four different results. I imagine the changing temperatures, the different lighting situations and the fact that I never time my developments of this film all contributed to that though. There is one more photo from this set of portraits (a shot I took of Melanie) but in a rare and uncharacteristic move I let her keep the photo before I had a chance to bring it in and scan it. If I'm lucky though... maybe I'll get to see that photo along side her article.

06 May 2013

Impossible Project PX680 American Woods - Elizabeth and Natasha

Yesterday I had the pleasure of shooting with two models and a very talented makeup artist/stylist. The models, Elizabeth and Natasha, were both a pleasure to work with and really did a fantastic job on camera. The 70's vibe of the shoot was put together by makeup artist and stylist Shayna Wilson. Shayna was also a joy to work with and is incredibly talented at what she does. 

The goal of the shoot was to put together a cohesive editorial spread, which I shot mainly with digital, but of course I also had along a few other cameras as well. I ran through two rolls of medium format film along the way, which is yet to be developed, and then shot these four images using my SX-70 Sonar and some of the Impossible Project PX680 American Woods edition film. I think the setting of these images works perfectly with the American Woods film border and seeing the instant film has me really excited to see what kind of results I'll get out of my medium format. Enjoy.