Monday, July 6, 2020

Evening toil (scanning project)

I devoted my evening to scanning prints while listening to a great audio book (the English translation of The Vegetarian by Han Kang).  It is something I should not have put off - the experimental new emulsions (from the Impossible Project, later Polaroid Originals, and now just Polaroid) aren't entirely stable, and some of my earlier work has faded into a dull haze.  It is disappointing, considering how much each print costs, but also that the images briefly look SO GOOD.  The monochrome emulsions keep improving in contrast, but I don't know how long I'll have them... The color is still a mixed bag.  

(This is a big contrast to Fuji's instant prints, which are much more vivid, saturated, and possibly even stable.)