“Thanks to digital products anyone can be a Photoshop hack, selfie whore or filter junkie. We see with our smartphones, not our eyes. What need do we have for old-fashioned specialists using toxic chemicals to make a physical print that can be neither insta-shared nor “liked”? -N.S. Berlin the economist.
I met Todd, the Owner of Shutter Plus Light Camera store where I acquired my 250 Land Camera. He shoots tintypes in his studio as well as stocks impossible film (polaroid) and a variety of vintage cameras. View more of my film work on the commercial site nicolecaldwellstudio.com Here are a couple shots of Todd with a few of his cameras. Photographed with the Calumet C1 8×10 camera on Impossible silver shade film. The image below was shot on the […]
Since finding my expired type 55 polaroid film, finding a darkroom to print, reading INstant the story of polaroid, adding a 250 Land Camera from Shutter + Light I have been obsessed and have become a backer of the kickstarter Type 55, photographers need your help! Support this. I took a coveted sheet of type 55 film (expired 01), and shot it today. Here are the results. Darkroom here I come. Here is the 4×5 contact print from the […]
In spring cleaning the studio, I found a long lost friend, and an expired one at that. Type 55 Polaroid, a beautiful positive and negative 4×5 black and white film. In 2008 polaroid ceased production on the film. With the recent Kickstarter Campaign of Bob Crowley and the New 55 project, it might be coming back. This is a test of one sheet of film, using the 8 x 10 Calumet (another loss!) C1 camera and 4×5 reducing back. The film expired in […]