Experiments in polaroid

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[Peter] found that Polaroid film was an easy medium to play with, as the ability to develop it is built in. He has done several fun experiments, from electrocuting it to making giant mozaics. The Polaroid film may not be easy to get your hands on though. They stopped producing it in the summer of 2008. Some former employees are trying hard to get it back into production, but that may never happen. Polaroid has recently received permission to sell itself at auction. We’ll just have to wait and see.

Comments

  1. dildo baggins says:

    Kind of neat photos, especially the static fields, but god is that guy ever an obnoxious douche:

    “I disrupt the authority and authenticity inherent to Polaroid imaging. I am able to disorient an audience’s preconceived understanding of how the world around them works.”

    Ummm…yeah. You exposed the polaroid film with an enlarger. Oh noes, the foundations of my reality are crumbling!11!!!

  2. BigD145 says:

    It’ll be an expensive hobby for the next 1-2 years.

  3. ClenchedTeeth says:

    Oh man you beat me to it, I had that paragraph copied and ready to paste into this comment.
    He’s probably not a bad guy – most artists (design students etc) feel they have to speak that crap. I have a few friends who I tease from time to time about it.

  4. hum4n says:

    That’s fly.

  5. schwillis says:

    You guys are just jealous that you can’t be so profound and artistic shattering the conventions of photography as we know it!

  6. Bob says:

    I didn’t know that Wolverine is into photography

  7. Jay says:

    Haha bob, was thinking the same thing!

  8. Seth says:

    Bob: Hahahahahahahha!

    Thank you.

  9. Seth says:

    I actually really like this guy’s photography but I agree that the text is really unintentionally humorous.

  10. baby_zapp3r says:

    The first pic on HaD reminds me of…
    “So easy a caveman can do it.”

  11. eric says:

    Dang — all the clever responses I had prepared for this article have already been taken.

    I laughed.

  12. andre says:

    have done Kirlian photography. It really helps to have a dead camera to use as the developer though, and make sure that you wear gloves as the developer chemicals are not nice (NaOH+organic acids)

    I used a spare B/W film under infrared light (so my camera/monitor could see it) and this worked well.

    -A

  13. Fredrik says:

    The Polaroid factory has been bought by some rich guy and they’re reinstating production late this year.

  14. jakeb says:
  15. Brian O says:

    Fuji just released something called Fujifilm Instax which is basically their version of the good old fashion polaroids.

  16. Xaraz says:

    Reminds me of this website that let’s you upload an image and it’ll spread it out over several pages in a raster that looks awesome from a distance.

    http://homokaasu.org/rasterbator/

    (I realize this URL looks a bit dodgy :) )

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