Polaroids: Everyday Horrors Triptych

Polaroids: Everyday Horrors Triptych
[Camera: Impossible I-1 Analog Camera – factory seconds Impossible Project film]

rope (1)
Everyday horrors
SCREAM! – “won’t somebody love me”
Into the pillow rope (2)
Clinging to disdain
A coven of cronies bound
In hate and hubris
rope (3)
From a locked retreat
Extinguish a meager flame
With brooding silence

Polaroids: Forest Triptych

Polaroids: Forest Triptych
[Camera: Polaroid Image (full switch) – expired Impossible Project film]

darkness 1Eulogy scribbled
On a torn brown envelope
“Never been sorry”
darkness 2
The strict moral code
Imposed on others – We fail
To follow ourselves

darkness 3Cluttering the mind –
Thoughts to keep the bad ones out
No solace – no sleep

Polaroids: Expired Image/Spectra Film Triptych

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  This is all down to the thickening, evaporation and ageing of the emulsion due to the film being out of date and/or badly stored.

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