Polaroids: Eldritch Toys Triptych
[Camera: Polaroid SLR 680 – expired impossible project film]
I took these Polaroids at The Barras Market (Glasgow).
Spattered on the wall
Bright red on cheap white plaster
Bleeding myself dry
Spend too long dreaming
Malcontent waiting for change
Instead of living
Knuckles grazed in rage
Naturally peaceful hands
Artlessly grasp hope
Polaroids: Expired Image/Spectra Film Triptych
[Camera: Polaroid Image with Close Up Stand – expired Polaroid film]
These were shot on expired Polaroid film using a Polaroid Image (full switch) camera with a Close-Up 7500 stand attachment.
The “full switch” version of the Image/Spectra camera feature sliders for exposure control, flash, AutoFocus, sound override, self-timer and a feet or meters distance selector. While the one switch version allows you to control only the exposure.
Image/Spectra/1200 type film is a wider format than the usual 600/sx-70 Polaroid film (9.2 x 7.3 cm vs 7.9 x 7.9 cm). This film expired 02/05 which has given the prints a dreamy pastel colouring along with undeveloped patches and vertical stripes of colour. This is all down to the thickening, evaporation and ageing of the emulsion due to the film being out of date and/or badly stored.