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Polaroid Cube: Sifu Tu [Wednesday
June 3rd, 2009 at 4:37pm]

nymphie



These Are the People I Know: project exploring the installation aspects of photographs. Photographs document a 3D world on a 2D surface. So these front/back/left/right portraits will be assembled as cubes, a more 3D form. I chose Polaroids mostly for logistic reasons: I didn't have to worry with printing them, the size was consistent, and the thickness gives them a support structure. They will be hung from the ceiling so they can rotate and show all sides.
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[Tuesday
June 2nd, 2009 at 2:25pm]

nymphie




These Are the People I Know: project exploring the installation aspects of photographs. Photographs document a 3D world on a 2D surface. So these front/back/left/right portraits will be assembled as cubes, a more 3D form. I chose Polaroids mostly for logistic reasons: I didn't have to worry with printing them, the size was consistent, and the thickness gives them a support structure. They will be hung from the ceiling so they can rotate and show all sides.

This is a portrait of the guy that did one of my tattoos. And I can't remember if I posted these or not but: Polaroids of me getting said tattoo doneCollapse )
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[Friday
May 29th, 2009 at 4:48pm]

nymphie




These Are the People I Know: project exploring the installation aspects of photographs. Photographs document a 3D world on a 2D surface. So these front/back/left/right portraits will be assembled as cubes, a more 3D form. I chose Polaroids mostly for logistic reasons: I didn't have to worry with printing them, the size was consistent, and the thickness gives them a support structure. They will be hung from the ceiling so they can rotate and show all sides.
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Florida Masters Regatta [Saturday
May 16th, 2009 at 7:29pm]

nymphie






Today was the Florida Masters Regatta, a race my club (The Orlando Rowing Club) hosts. It was also my husband's first regatta as more than just a spectator, as he recently became a coxswain for us. I have rowed since high school, but I can tell he's going to be an awesome coxswain. He's only been coxing for about a month and he's already doing great.

Ready, row!Collapse )
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Vacation Polaroids! [Friday
May 15th, 2009 at 2:34pm]

nymphie






I just got back from my 30th Birthday vacation trip! My husband and I spent 4 days/3 nights in the Florida keys! We rented a campsite at Big Pine Key Fishing Lodge. Camping on the beach with the birds and the key deer was so much fun! We drove down to Key West a couple times, swam at Bahia Honda State Park, and on the drive back to Orlando we stopped by the Morikami Japanese Gardens in Delray Beach. This vacation made turning 30 not so bad ;).

The weekend before I had a party at Wekiwa State Park. My coworker made me a beautiful cake! Then we went to go see a friend of our play at a place called Stardust Video & Coffee.

More PolaroidsCollapse )
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New Etched Polaroids! [Friday
January 9th, 2009 at 12:20pm]

nymphie
The best so far:


Zen



Two moreCollapse )
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Animal Kingdom Today [Saturday
January 3rd, 2009 at 11:09pm]

nymphie




More?Collapse )
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A Polaroid Christmas [Sunday
December 28th, 2008 at 4:03pm]

nymphie
With Polaroid stopping it's film production all I asked my family for for Christmas was Polaroid film. I got 14 boxes and I could really let the flash fly!

Christmas 2008Collapse )
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Polaroid RIP [Wednesday
February 13th, 2008 at 1:47pm]

nymphie
No More Polaroid Instant FilmCollapse )
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SX-70 Film with Dead Batteries [Monday
November 26th, 2007 at 12:01am]

nymphie
I have a couple of packs of Polaroid Sx-70 film apparently with dead batteries :(. I'm trying to create something with them, breaking the chemical pack and trying to smooth the developing chemicals out to make "paintings". Has anyone tried anything like this? Maybe combining photograms in the mix? If so, do you have any online I can see? Do you have any advice?

Thanks!

Here's threeCollapse )
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Polaroids Show! [Thursday
August 30th, 2007 at 5:14am]

nymphie
If you are local to Orlando, FL, I'll be having a show of all my Polaroids at Dandelion Communitea Cafe! The opening reception is Thursday, September 6th from 9-11pm. Dandelion provides some free snacks, plus their tea is freakin' sweet!

Here's a sneak peak of some of the pieces that'll be in the show: lookie lookieCollapse )

Note to mods: I checked the community rules and this post didn't appear to be in violation of any of them, but of course I will take it down if you see fit.
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New stitched Polaroids [Tuesday
July 3rd, 2007 at 4:22pm]

nymphie
Click for bigger:


Wooly Willis Oscar as Richard Avedon's Andy Warhol
Wooly Willis
Oscar as Richard Avedon's Andy Warhol



more infoCollapse )

And some old scratched Polaroids I finally scanned in: six photosCollapse )
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Sewing Polaroids [Monday
July 2nd, 2007 at 4:15pm]

nymphie




Polaroids I took of my husband the other day. I then stitched onto them with my sewing machine. The photograph is stitched directly to a piece of mat board, so the whole thing will soon be framed.

To see the Polaroids before they were sewn, see Drops and Snip.

Thanks for looking!
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[Friday
June 29th, 2007 at 10:01pm]

dearbrains
the secret angels
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[Sunday
June 24th, 2007 at 5:03am]

dearbrains
Waco
my hometown
love/hate relationship
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you can see more in my journal [Saturday
December 2nd, 2006 at 9:20pm]

mountaintops
Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting
Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting
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Small Things In Big Things [Sunday
October 1st, 2006 at 12:38am]

skemogorilla


I went to a racquetball court in my town and did pro bono interior design.Collapse )
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[Wednesday
August 2nd, 2006 at 2:50am]

skemogorilla
I recently took a trip to the Salton Sea area of California, a forgotten land of poverty that fell from slight luxury and respectability to a shambling area of abandonment, empty lots, dead fish, and forgotten souls.

And I took polaroids.


At Bombay Beach, abandoned amongst other skeletal trailers.

Dead fish, abandonedment, and emptiness in the desert under the cutCollapse )

Hope you enjoyed them, let me know what you think, and take a trip down there if you're anywhere in southern California. It's a short drive!
- Palmer
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mod news [Sunday
June 18th, 2006 at 11:19pm]

aimercecoeur
alright guys, i wont really be here for the next 8 weeks [with the exception of some saturdays] because i got a job working at a summer camp. this comming sunday [june 25] is when i start just so you know, because i probably wont be making posts for a while. anyway, i also have a brand new layout community & you should all check it out/join. i dont have much up yet but i will be putting up new layouts every day for member use. i might even ask some of you to use your polaroids in a couple layouts [will credit of course].

leanna layouts!

-leanna
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[Friday
June 16th, 2006 at 3:26pm]
spreckles
Last Day of SchoolCollapse )
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mod [Friday
June 16th, 2006 at 9:16am]

aimercecoeur
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hey guys i know you're not all dead
lets see some polaroids!
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mod [Tuesday
June 6th, 2006 at 9:12am]

aimercecoeur
hey guys i made some small banners for userinfos
if you dont know how to make the banner bring you back to the community when you click it read hereCollapse )










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Scratched Polaroids [Wednesday
May 31st, 2006 at 4:20pm]

nymphie
I am a photographer that recently got into working with Polaroids. I wanted to do transfers and emulsion lifts, but when I didn't have the right camera/film, I started investigating what I could do with the 600 type film and my Land Camera (this is the type that's pretty popular, they sell the film at the drug store.)

Enter my scratched Polaroids! I usually wait about an hour after shooting then I peel the image off the back of the paper. This exposes the emulsion and using a tool used in printmaking for scratching into copper plates, I scratch designs into the Polaroid. There's usually a slight "ghost image" so I can see where I'm going. Sometimes I make them into collages by gluing on images printed out frm the computer or obtained from stuff like newspapers and magazines. They're a ton of fun to make. Here's an example:



This was shot last year in Canada, looking at Niagra Falls. The whole philosophy behind my Polaroids is just remarking on a moment that could have happened, will happen, or (like in this case) is just funny to think about happening. It's like a place and time's memory of an event... if that makes any sense. Anyway, occasionally on my website, i offer some of my art for free download. It's a print quality version (300 res or higher) and it's just a way to get my work out there to the people who like it but may not have the money to buy it. I got the idea from my husband, whos a musician, and puts his mp3s up for free download. So if you like Danger at Sea and have time/space, you can download it by clicking here (the file is 30M in size, the image is 3.5" x 4" and a 600 dpi jpeg.)

Anyway, I hope it's okay with the mods that I post that link. I ddn't see anything against it in the rules. However, if it makes anyone mad, just let me know and I'll edit my post :).

I have a few other Polaroids I'd like to share with you as well. These aren't available for free download yet, but keep checking in as I put new stuff up every two weeks or so. If I get enough requests for something I'll mor ethan likely make it available :). Here are 21 thumbnails of more PolaroidsCollapse )
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mod post [Friday
May 19th, 2006 at 5:52pm]

aimercecoeur
hey guys, it would be great if you all could post the community name on your own journals once or something to get more members and activity. i am going to make banners for the community using pictures, so if you want one of your polaroid pictures as a banner... put it in a comment to this post! & i will make/put them up as soon as i get them. they will be for your use and put into the info for others to use. thanks!


you are welcome to use this & save any banners to your own servers!
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[Thursday
May 18th, 2006 at 9:56pm]
xstarsandskulls
Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

such simple things i missCollapse )
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