Polaroid Manipulations

Polaroid SX-70 film takes some minutes to dry or become solid. By manipulating the polaroid photo with a sharp stick it is possible to achieve a strange painterly look. There is no photoshop or computer manipulations in these photographs.

Rob Gardiner of NYCLondon, one of the black and white photoblogs I recently found, has a gallery based entirely on this technique, yielding some really cool effects. Being a fan of Impressionist painting (particularly Monet) I really like what Rob has done here. My favorites are:

Home sweet home
London Underground
and London Bus

But they’re all really fascinating.

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