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Polaroid SX-70

Polaroid SX-70

Finally Friday and looking forward to time for myself, some nice walks, and of course, time behind the lens. Will take the SX-70 and 680 out to Lake Superior, in addition to seeing if I can manage the 8x10 yet with my shoulder. I am also going to see if my motor skills with my right hand have returned enough to allow me to do some emulsion lifts with the Polaroids. The process involves peeling off the back of the print and soaking the remainder in hot water until the emulsion layer comes off (with a little help) and then spreading it out on watercolor paper that has been soaked on hot water. It is easy to tear or otherwise damage the delicate emulsion and ruin the works. Always make sure you scan the print first so that you at least have record of the original in case the lift is ruined.

“The greatest lesson you might ever learn in this life is this: It is not about you.”
Shannon L. Alder