‘New’ Photography project with an ‘Old’ Polaroid camera
I am excited to start a new photography project with this old 1970’s Polaroid SX-70 Land Camera. I think it is pretty much as old as I am! For years I have wanted to try both emulsion lifts and image transfers. After lots of research, I finally decided to get a new ‘old’ camera and try my hand at this much longed-for technique. This model has autofocus and allows for manual focus as close as 10.2in (26cm) so I hope that will help when I come to take my own images.
New film has been ordered and on it’s way courtesy of Impossible Project. They have done some fantastic work making sure photographer’s like me can still experiment and explore the wonderful world of polaroid photography. Hurrah! As they say on their website “The SX-70 Original was the first instant SLR ever made, and the first camera to use integral instant film. It’s also one of the most beautiful cameras ever made, with a folding brushed chrome body and leather trim. Beloved by artists and photographers since Andy Warhol and Ansel Adams.”
I hope that this project will be everything I’m wishing for! I’ll keep you posted…
I’m excited to collaborate with VIDA for this collection. VIDA is a new kind of fashion ecommerce company that connects artists like me all over the world with producers to bring our work to life. For every product sold, VIDA hopes to provide the gift of literacy to the makers they work with.
Venice gondola scarf
Lavender sky scarf
I have shown images of my 4 favourite items from this collection.
I am pleased to announce the launch of my latest website design project; www.annhoddinott.co.uk. Ann is an accomplished artist who exhibits widely and wanted a portfolio style website to promote her wonderful work.
Clean, sophisticated and striking are a few words to describe the finished site. It has been an enjoyable experience working with Ann and I hope to design more websites for artists in the future.
I have been working on a new series of images, all about figs. After gorging on them straight from the sun warmed tree back in early September I set about trying to capture them. These three images are my ‘high-key’ images, with a more moody take still to be processed and shown…enjoy!
Do you want to shake up your photography, maybe see things from a different angle?
Come along for a 2 day workshop at City Arts, Newbury and join me in discovering a new perspective. Monday 21st September 10am to 3pm and Tuesday 22nd September 10am to 1pm. There are 10 places available for the small cost of £30 for 2 days of workshops.
City Arts is a community-orientated art hub in Newbury, contact them via email: email@example.com for details of how to register, and take a look at their Facebook page too.
I look forward to exploring fresh possibilities alongside like minded people. Hopefully see you there!