Selfie Polaroid 2004

By Ben Folds

16x20 Silver Gelatin Print


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A period I was playing with my 4x5 field camera a lot.  This one using large format Polaroid film.  The scratches on the print are scratches on the print and not some plug in.  The shutter release cable looked like a medical needle to those of us considering this for Songs For Silverman cover so we bailed on it.  Found it later and scanned.  Love the look of this one off process.


4x5 Field Camera

Polaroid Type 55 shot @12 ISO

Many of these images were captured on traditional film, shot on a Leica M3 or Rolleiflex - the negative scanned.  Others are digital photos, shot with a Leica Monochrom or Sony and adjusted in a digital darkroom. I’ve spend a good bit of my adult life in a darkroom - I’m interested in the best possible classic print, informed by the process of the traditional darkroom.  Digital Silver Imaging of Boston MA has a unique Ilford system that can take my adjustments and deliver a Silver Gelatin print - Silver prints will be stamped with our seal of authenticity.  A traditional archival bad assed darkroom print. 

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