Welcome to Polaroid Art, a website dedicated to SX-70 image manipulation!
The beginnings of “Polaroid Art” go back into the year 1987, when I created the first series of flowers with “manipulated” SX-70 polaroid images. The fascination and radiant emittance of the pictures inspire me till today. Almost in each picture it seems in such a way, as if things step to day, which do not assume the eye in such a way, which could be hidden however in nature. Smells, the luminosity of the colors and movement seem to become alive by the pictures.
After a large series of flowers and nature pictures, we have started to experienced with portraits, still life and nudes. By the natural color intensity and the special motive selection of the pictures, everybody finds a quite individual access. Even within the area of Feng Shui the pictures can be applied in order to unfold in appropriate way their very own strength.
The images you can find in here are not based on digitally enhanced photography. The process is called Polaroid Image Manipulation. They are produced with a Polaroid Land Camera and SX-70 Time-Zero film. The emulsion of this film remains soft under the surface for a long period of time before setting. During this time, a stylus tool can be used to move around and manipulate the emulsion resulting in images that are soft and have a painterly quality. Unfortunately, Polaroid stopped the further production of the famous SX-70 material since beginning of 2006. Nevertheless you can still buy cameras and film at www.unsaleable.com!
To learn more about the technique, the material, camera and sources to buy all these to do your own images click here! To download free Polaroid Art poster right-click this link and choose save target …! (1,5 MB)
Klaus & Elke