Sunday, February 6, 2011

Polaroid Image Transfers



I am going back almost 20 years with this post. When I opened my first studio in Hotel Congress in Tucson, I offered taking polaroid image transfers, 3 for $25. Thing was, I kept the one I wanted and the customer got the two remaining. Everyone was happy because typically all three came out well, and I got one to keep for my portfolio.

I used a Noba studio camera with a 300 mm Heliar lens with Packard Shutter. I used type #59 polaroid film and did direct warm transfers on the back of an 8x10 lighbox which provided heat. Here are two of my sample works...

4 comments:

christian said...

Hi Gary - I think it is great when one goes back to old work and finds that it is 'holding up' and still enjoyable and good.

jalinde said...

These polaroid transfers are beautiful. I have such trouble capturing good skin tone with my portrait polaroid transfers.

Gary said...

Hi Chris....

All my work from early 90's large format is either platinum in which I have used the same formulas for p/p, so color matches.

Jalinde....

I found caucasian skin came out a little yello. African American and asian came out a warmer color. I made warm moist transfers.

Best wishes guys....
Gary

007 said...

I am amazed to see these works. It is very rare to see these type of works in recent days. Old is always gold. online platinum jewelry buyer