SX-70 - found an OLD one!

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  1. terri

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    Here's a post just for fun..... :wink: I had almost forgotten I did this, until I came home today to discover that until my son had come across it and he decided to make it our PC wallpaper. :roll:

    The original slide scan was in the same file as this, so I thought I'd put them both up, just for fun. This image marks the first time I completely desaturated an image after I manipulated it, printed it out as a B&W and hand colored it. Thought I was pretty clever at the time, too. :LOL: This is at least 2 years old, if not a little more.

    Here's the old slide (an old shot that Brad took in north Georgia - before I started shooting my own images, I would go through old slide books and pull out anything I thought I could manipulate, back when I was first playing around with the technique):

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    And here's the final version:
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  2. Jamie R

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    Wow!

    That's impressive Terri - you've created a pastel impressionist mood around a general store. Your work certainly elevates the documentary nature of the original post to a more expressive form.

    I do like your choice of subtle colours and the softening.

    Normal crayons, or pencils?

    Well done and thanks for showing - this is the stuff which I miss doing. Gotta try and get a cheap SX70 with film sometime. If only I could let go of the 5x4" stuff!
     
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    I so need to get that @#%@)# daylab so I can start shooting slides.

    Awesome manipulation there and I like the hand coloring. I don't know if I could be that brave because I'm color blind and all. ;)

    P.S. Awesome picture.



    P.P.S. Awesome manip.



    P.P.P.S. Alright, I'll quit now. :D
     
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    Why, thank you for all the kind words, Jamie! :D I used photo oil paints as well as pencils on this one. Hadn't branched out to any other medium at that point. :wink:

    Tell you what: I'll loan you one of my SX-70 Land cameras if you'll let me have a go at that "5x4 stuff". We can help each other along the way. Deal? :D




    pssssst....! Hey Aubrey.....got that metallic taste in your mouth yet? I'm trying to HOOK you, boy!!! GET that Daylab! :LOL:
     
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    Oh, I'm hooked.....too bad my wallet isn't playing along nicely. :D
     
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    Wallet, schmallet! (or something)

    Get your priorities straight, man! :whip:
     
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    Aww I love it terri, your like an angel and the devil. You act so nice and ooh look at this thing that I just whipped up. Then once you know were all suckered in you change gears to "do it do it wallet schmallet!" And then you must do some sort of voodoo on us cos you know we ALL wanna, and you feed off it.

    Evil I say evil :LOL:
     
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    Really...she works for Polaroid and Daylab as a marketing specialist.
     
  9. Jamie R

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    "Tell you what: I'll loan you one of my SX-70 Land cameras if you'll let me have a go at that "5x4 stuff". We can help each other along the way. Deal?"

    Ok - great deal!

    Stop press. I was born two days after yesterday.... this doesn't sound right :)

    The 5x4 monorail is great. I had a field camera for a while and gave up because of its lack of flexibility. The monorail pays my Christmas turkey with commissions (sometimes boring and uncreative). I like the SX70 stuff - you just reminded me how I used to love doing creative (unpaid) work as a student - stuff I wanted to keep doing and somehow don't have much time left to pursue when I'm trying to get that big turkey on the Christmas table.

    I know what I want for Christmas! And about 100 packs of film to go with it ;)
     
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    bwahahaha!!!! If i wanted to work for any big evil corporation, Polaroid would be my pick, I suppose. :wink:

    Except I don't. :p

    Jamie: making a little side money from my alternative stuff has been enormously gratifiying, because I'd be doing it even if I never sold any of it - I just love the process. I think turning your passion into too much of a money-making scheme sullies it, somehow - or it does for me, anyway.

    So, g'wan - find that Land camera and go play! :D

    PS I still think the 4x5 sounds hella cool. :wink:
     
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    "I think turning your passion into too much of a money-making scheme sullies it, somehow - or it does for me, anyway."

    Absolutely. Although the days I spend doing people's weddings; buildings; dogs; cats, advertising teaches me other things that passion doesn't. I've dropped a big hint for friends to get me an SX70 ;)

    Which films do you use with it? It's going to feel like warming to a haemorrhoid after years of doing large format! 4x5" is great - wide range of materials for it and easy international format fixtures makes it a real bargain nowadays. Only prob. is trying to do a quickie on it ;)

    Happy Christmas!
     
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    Holgaroid! Not haemorrhoid...
     

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