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01/28/2005: "More Type 55 Polaroid"

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This image is one of the few that cross over to both my beauty portfolio and my portrait portfolio...

I showed a different shot from this same session here a while back. I'm always torn between which of the two I like best. Right now it's this one. I just made an 11x14 print for my beauty portfolio and after working on the image in Photoshop for a while today, I've come to love it again. This is Lindy Gamble, I wish she lived closer by and I could take her picture more often.

camera/film: Horseman LX 4x5, Schneider 360mm 6.8 Symmar-S, Polaroid Type 55 Pos/Neg
lighting: Mole 1K Junior Solar-Spot behind a 4x4 ft. diffusion scrim. (more technical info at the older post linked above)

Replies: 8 have commented

This is stunning Brooks. Great job. I'm learning alot from you.

Jenny said @ 01/28/2005 09:21 PM PST

Beautiful! She has gorgeous eyes.

yayaempress said @ 01/29/2005 08:45 AM PST

Yanno that saying (and I'm paraphrasing here) "The eyes are the windows to the soul"?

This would be a good photograph to show what exactly that means.

She may not be thinking a thing except "When's lunch?", however, you'd never guess it by this photo.

Thank you so much for sharing.

Shannon said @ 01/29/2005 07:33 PM PST

Oh I love this one, Brooks!
Hey stop by my blog to see the work of a budding photographer...I think you'll get a kick out of it.

panthergirl said @ 01/30/2005 04:14 AM PST

Ooo, I'd love to see your series of Type 55 in person. Banding sucks, eh?

Mona said @ 01/30/2005 07:49 PM PST

I'm not sure if you're referring to the mottled look of this shot when you mention banding or not. If you are, then it's purely on purpose. I sokmetimes leave the Type 55 Polaroid negative on the lightbox to dry so that the chemicals crystalize. Actually, most of my Polaroid is done that way. It's a hit and miss proposition, but when it works, it works great. I have left negs overnight only to find that they crystalized in a strange way and then soaked them in Sodium Sulfite solution for a couple hours to clear them though. I did this on my last shot (Mike). I'll be posting the results soon.

Brooks said @ 01/30/2005 10:44 PM PST

I love this shot and I am so jealous of your camera and equipment. Makes me sad to be poor! Keep up the good work!

Tyler Knott

Tyler Knott said @ 01/30/2005 11:48 PM PST

beautiful shot! she looks a bit like molly sims. that's what i'll look like, right?

thode said @ 01/31/2005 11:50 AM PST

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