Polaroid - the 2 minute mystery tour

For my final major, I decided - through that arduous process of discovering self worth - to shoot entirely on polaroid. At this time, Adobe photoshop was an established name, mid level digital cameras were quite good and film scanners were used more than darkrooms.

I realised that photography's "never lies" motto, was becoming a thing of the past. And that Polaroid was one of the few mediums left, that allowed for as little manipulation of an image as possible. Once the button was pressed, all your decision making was over, all you had to do was wait and see if you managed to capture the moment as you'd planned (hoped).

Not to go into my process too much, ultimately my ambition was to capture my moods via my surroundings. Below is just a small selection of many, of which I made into a book and sold at the Photographers Gallery in London.

I hope you enjoy, thanks for stopping by :)

p.s All images were taken on my SX70 Alpha


Anonymous said...

Like. Especially numbers 2 and 9.

Indigo Roth said...

I'm with Joshua - major LIKEage! For me, numbers eight (the red horizontal surface - Carpet? Soil? Paint?) and seventeen (the final tower) were magnificent. Happily have the latter on my wall. Just a thought ;> Indigo P.S. Self worth? Dammit man, you're awesome!

Anonymous said...

as ever, your artistic eye astounds me.

Occasionally called Robbie said...

Thank you one and all for taking the time to browse :D

Polaroid is a wonderful format :)

Indigo, I'll see what I can do!

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