“Another View…Polaroid SX-70…”


Here is another one of my newly found manipulated SX-70 photos. Again, running it through Photoshop really helps restore it to its old self. What is interesting to me is that this is the same building as the one in my recent pinhole photos here:
Granted, the SX-70 photo is a couple of decades old, and the building has been changed a little, but it clearly demonstrates how much the photographer can influence how something photographed is perceived by the viewer. To me, there is nothing ‘neutral’ about either image, and each one of them tells a ‘different story.’

About christian harkness

Photographer and printmaker; living and working in north Florida.
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2 Responses to “Another View…Polaroid SX-70…”

  1. Dave says:

    Heavily manipulated photos and photos done using processes prone to distortion aren’t going to be neutral. That’s why we make the choices about processes and manipulations to show what we think of a place.

    Hey Dave – yes, I agree and realize that my example is at the extreme ends of the spectrum, but also think I would have no problems making that point with a ‘straight’ film or digital image.

  2. These are so great.

    Thanks Brendan!

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