Bex Polaroid #2

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    Polaroid from the shoot with Bex. I really love this image. I've shot a lot of this Softtone film and had some weird things happen, but this is maybe the best. Sometimes with expired film sections of it don't develop, that's what's going on here. But the way it fit so well with the pose was totally unexpected. Even more, I'd actually asked Bex to try this specific pose, something that I don't do very often.

    The unpredictable results that come from working with things like expired film and toy cameras is something I really love. As much as people try to emulate the look of film in their digital images, it's these happy accidents that you just can't duplicate with a Photoshop action or a Lightroom preset.

    .penny, lobbiaz, Arctic Lovers Rock, and 53 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. danielklaas 39 months ago | reply

      The accidents and faults of the film are great when they work, and thankfully the model was leaning in this direction, otherwise the fault would have been an annoyance.

      Works nicely here though.

    2. Geoff LMV 39 months ago | reply

      Serendipity to the rescue. Love your polaroids in general, but sometimes happy accidents give them something a little extra.

    3. James Jollay 38 months ago | reply

      I'd say you got really lucky. Could have turned out much worse... like mine:


    4. Shanghai Sky 37 months ago | reply

      I feel exactly the same way about film.

    5. phoenix_1981 34 months ago | reply

      gorgeous work.
      I've started playing around with film again and just finished my first roll with my dianaf+.
      so delighted I came across your stream through our mutual group.
      looking forward to seeing more gorgeous images from you.

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