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 This is all down to the thickening, evaporation and ageing of the emulsion due to the film being out of date and/or badly stored.