Posts tagged photography
Ruined Polaroids might sound like a travesty, but William Miller made a series of intentionally ruined Polaroid prints that are actually really beautiful.
These are Polaroid pictures run through a partially broken SX-70 camera that I purchased from a yard sale.
The camera sometimes spills out 2 pictures at a time and the film often gets stuck in the gears, exposing and mangling the images in unpredictable ways.
Over time I’ve figured out how to control and accentuate aspects of the camera’s flaws but the images themselves are always a surprise. Each one is determined by the idiosyncrasies of the film and the camera.
The city of New York is holding an official photo contest via Facebook.
They just picked the top 10, which will go onto voting. Check ‘em out.
Top by Alexis Lamster; bottom by Steven Jackson