Tag Archives: Impossible

[enchantment] Xi Huang

Xi Huang, photography, polaroid, impossible, dark, obscure, art, black and white

Bēhance

Image © Xi Huang

[enchantment] Celeste Ortiz

Celeste Ortiz, photography, polaroid, impossible, dark, art, ethereal, black and white photography, black and white

Cargo Collective

Image © Celeste Ortiz

[enchantment] Matthew Finley

Matthew Finley, photography, conceptual, dark, obscure, polaroid, impossible, dark, obscure, instant photography

Website

Image © Matthew Finley

 

[enchantment] Rachel Yates

Rachel Yates, photography, polaroid, instant, impossible, dark, obscure
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Image © Rachel Yates

Manipulated Polaroids by Andrew Millar

Andrew J Millar, photography, polaroid, impossible, dark, obscure, film manipulation

This week’s full post is for all those of you in love with Polaroids. If you still do not know the work of Andrew Millar, this is a good chance to start following him.

Andrew is a London photographer who creates amazing art based on Polaroid / Impossible analog films with techniques that include manipulating the emulsion during the developing process, double exposing the film or separating the emulsion from the film base (the so-called “emulsion lift”).

One of his techniques I love the most is the application of gold leaf onto the Impossible films: the results are amazing dark and ethereal artworks.

His subjects are mainly female faces and often, his Polas are displayed in collages of six or more images, In this way, the author creates an additional image with the combination of more photos.

It’s not easy to explain it with words, so why do not you jump directly to the pictures below and the eventually head to Andrew Millar official website?

Before leaving do not forget to share!

 

Andrew J Millar, photography, analog, polaroid, impossible, dark, obscure, film manipulation

 

Andrew J Millar, photography, analog, polaroid, impossible, dark, obscure, film manipulation

 

Andrew J Millar, photography, analog, polaroid, impossible, dark, obscure, film manipulation

 

Andrew J Millar, photography, analog, polaroid, impossible, dark, obscure, film manipulation

 

Andrew J Millar, photography, analog, polaroid, impossible, dark, obscure, film manipulation

 

Andrew J Millar, photography, analog, polaroid, impossible, dark, obscure, film manipulation

 

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Images © Andrew Millar

Conceptual self portraits by Elyssa Obscura

Elyssa Obscura

Elyssa Obscura is a young self-taught photographer from Finland who started taking pictures as a way to express her feelings. Using both digital and instant (Polaroid Spectra) cameras and her body she already created a stunning body of work.

Her self portraits, with usually blurred or covered face, are intimate and delicate, permeated by melancholic and loneliness feelings. Most of her pictures are in black and white or sepia tone, giving all the shots a subtle sense of nostalgia and, at the same time, softening the very dark mood. I see a lot of  references to Francesca Woodman even if she is not quoted among Elyssa’s inspirations that are mainly directors as Tarkovsky, Bergman and Gilliam.

I really hope that after checking the examples here, you go straight to her tumblr page to fully appreciate her talent.

 

Elyssa Obscura

 

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Images @ Elyssa Obscura

 

 

 

[enchantment] Elyssa Obscura

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Image © Elyssa Obscura

[enchantment] Andrew Millar – Metamorphosis

Andrew Millar - Metamorphosis

 

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Image © Andrew Millar