Is it too late for a ‘Roid Week Recap?

Posted by on Jul 27, 2011 | 5 Comments

I know it’s been a couple weeks since Polaroid Week ended, but I’m still discovering new photos in the pool. 3860 photos from 1400 instant photographers … Inspiration overload! I have a set of ‘Roid Week photos on Flickr, but thought I’d share some here, as well as some photos I’ve taken since then.

Polaroid Week, Day 1:

Walking through Walls Leafy Daydreams

Polaroid Week, Day 2:

PX70 PUSH: Purple Coneflowers II PX70 PUSH: Purple Coneflowers I

Polaroid Week, Day 3:

Impossible Echinacea II Impossible Echinacea I

Polaroid Week, Day 4:

PX680ff Sunflower PX680ff Brushstrokes

Dessert for two. Would you like to sit in the garden?

Polaroid Week, Day 5:

Built for two

Twin Rocks

Cannon Beach

Go fly a kite

As soon as Polaroid Week ended, I hopped in my car and road-tripped to upstate New York for a long weekend with my best friend from college. There were laughs, cocktails, and serendipitous meetings. Oh, and hats:

Hat Twinsies on PZ680 © 2011 Jessica Hibbard Elenstar

Just yesterday, I found myself in a truly magical garden. Amazing views no matter where I looked, including through the greenhouse:

Doorways

My friend Michelle has been wanting to shoot polaroids for a while now … Just this week, she got her first 600 camera. We met for lunch today so I could give her a “care package” of Impossible film and show her the ropes:

Initiation

I’ve been using my Spectra ProCam a LOT lately, and starting to feel a bit paranoid about it breaking on me. So I got a “backup” on eBay. Turns out the new one is even nicer (close to mint), and it came with both original straps and the closeup filter. Not too shabby:

Happy Face

Believe it or not, I have a huge stack of photos that I still haven’t posted. I’ll be sharing those soon, along with some other news, including my first solo exhibit and some upcoming meetups and workshops. More soon!

5 comments

  1. BonjourArt
    July 28, 2011

    You are such an artist with the impossible film, it’s outstanding! I am yet to start shooting with PX680FF , do you have any tips? Do you shield them immediately, do you heat them up?

    Sorry for all the questions, I really love your blog.

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  2. Jess
    July 28, 2011

    Hi! Thanks for stopping by. I find that careful shielding is critical with PX680 and the other new color films. The weather is pretty hot right now, but I haven’t done anything to heat or cool the film. In general, I get the best results when I shoot in the shade or evening light … midday is challenging.

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  3. Ashley
    July 28, 2011

    It’s never to late to talk about Roid Week!
    I love your flower diptych from day 4 and all of your beautiful sea photos. Also… that pie. Now I want pie.

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  4. Lily
    August 24, 2011

    ahhh, these are so great. I was just wondering how do you scan/prepare your polaroids for flickr? I try to scan mine but they just end up looking blurry and dull… What settings do you use?

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    • Jess
      September 17, 2011

      Thanks, Lily. I use an Epson v500 scanner and don’t really have to adjust the colors or anything. I scan at a high resolution and carefully remove dust and newton’s rings in photoshop.

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