Sunday, September 30, 2012

Photo of the Week: Week 39

This week, I'm featuring one of my first successful Impossible shots! This is a Polaroid picture of Wally De Backer, aka Gotye, taken with my newly resurrected SX-70 foldable Polaroid camera. It was shot on PX100 silver shade film with a flashbar I'm pretty sure is older than I am, exposure wheel set to 2/3rds dark.

Not only was I fortunate enough to have been given a photo pass from Wally, I was also able to meet the band after the concert. He gave me one of his best amused, raised eyebrow smiles. The flashbar is pretty intense; sorry about that, Wally!

Before the concert, I went to the Impossible Project Space in New York and spent a good half hour discussing my previous results and getting advice from one of the sales associates, Abigail. I can't thank her enough for all of the tricks and tips she taught me. After the quick lesson, I took my first two properly exposed Impossible pictures.

1 comment:

  1. Lovely little whimsical wisp of hair fluttering across the forehead; cheeky expression; sincere and intelligent subject.  This is a really fun, personality-full shot!