Sunday, January 17, 2010

My First Fade to Black Photography

Have you heard about the beautiful limited edition Sx-70 Polaroid film called Fade to Black? It's available from, and it's extremely unique. The images for this lovely film--made from very expired Time-Zero chemicals--fade to black after several hours! They are ephemeral, magical, and yet, you can save them, if you stop the developing process using a variety of easy--albeit messy!--techniques.

I've had a few packs of this film for a couple of months, but I just got around to shooting my first image with the film yesterday--and I am already in love! I took this photo of my whippet, Laika, and scanned it within a minute of shooting.

Laika, 16 January 2010

I cannot wait to shoot more of this beautiful, mysterious film! Stay tuned!

Friday, January 15, 2010

Waiting to be arranged...

Happy New Year!

I just got back from a trip to New York City, where I was doing some archival work for my next book. When I wasn't in the library, however, I was walking the chilly January streets of Manhattan, shooting all kinds of photos. One day, I was walking down Bleeker St in the West Village, when I spotted this amazingly beautiful little florist shop, Ovando. Just look at the beautiful natural light streaming down upon their lovely flowers...

Waiting to be arranged... (2010)
Camera: Polaroid SX-70
Film: Polaroid 779, expired, with ND pack filter

Signed print available in my Etsy shop! I'll be posting many more photos from my trip soon!