David, 2000
David, 2000

Both of these images were photographed using Polaroid Polapan, a 35mm black and white slide film which is no longer produced.

The photograph above is a straight print, whereas the one to the right is an emulsion transfer.

Note the similarities and differences: the subject matter is the same but the composition and presentation are quite different.

Reading the Photograph - Guiding Questions

How do the differences in format, tonal range and "transluscency" influence your interpretation of these images?

Describe the mood of these images and your emotional response to them. How do you 'see' him?

How does he 'see' you?

Learn more about the Polaroid transfer process