PolaroidPolaroid Waterscapes II

I am very happy to say that in November 2020 I was awarded a Royal Photographic Society Fellowship distinction in the Fine Art category called "Polaroid Waterscapes". I thought it would be interesting to create a second gallery with some prints that didn't make it into my final submission.

Scotland

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Sand patterns

Originally the middle row of my FRPS submission was going to be entirely of these sand pattern prints, originally done using black & white film, then redone in colour, as you see here. I really liked the way the folds and tears produced by the water in the emulsion lift printing process interacted with the sand patterns, particularly with black & white film. But I could never get the contrast quite right with black & white film. Colour film improved the contrast problem, but in the end I decided I just couldn't quite make the concept work, so I abandoned the whole idea!

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Bulgaria

These prints eliminated themselves when I decided to focus my Polaroid Waterscapes portfolio specifically on Scotland!

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