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Alternative Processes

The polaroid transfer world is one of wonder. Unfortunately Polaroid stopped making the film so at least for the time being it will be hard to produce more.  What makes the medium so great is its unpredictability. The age of the film, the wetness of the receptive paper, the time of development , of exposure and many other factors make the medium downright adventurous. The results seem often fragile, surprising and quite beautiful. When creating the multiple pieces the process becomes even stranger.  When doing the mosaics I often photograph a subject in multiple parts, I disassemble it and then, when putting it back on paper, I reassemble it, to create a new piece. Often the randomness of the process will help create the unexpected, with time these unpredictables can be managed but usually there will be still room for surprise!

Because the transfers are one of a kind and it is currently difficult to do more I make them into archival pigment prints  publish them in limited editions.

Polaroid stopped making their instant film. However Fuji makes instant film that also makes it possible to make transfers. The process is a bit different but the results are quite satisfying. The last four images (transfer) are made with Fuji film. The originals will be available  for as long as I have not sold them. These are one of a kind and not editions because every transfer has it own surprises and is unique. I do create large limited edition (Archival pigment) prints of these (approximately 22 x 30  or some even as big as 30×40) printed on non-coated acid free Canson Edition paper.

Recently I also made some botanical images (The last four in this gallery) in B&W that are printed and available on the same archival paper.