polaroid manipulation

Polaroid instant Time Zero film remains soft for some time after exposure and development allowing the image-producing chemicals to be manipulated through the clear protective cover of the print with a variety of burnishing tools. Hard edges become soft, straight lines are now unsure, and colours mix and mingle producing an only slightly predictable painterly effect.

altered photography

Inspired by the mysterious beauty of Polaroid manipulations, I employ several techniques to mimic and extend this art in the digital darkroom. These images remain true to the original scene with an added organic quality that reflects my perception in that moment.


As I explore and re-explore my environment, peeling back the layers to see what the world has to offer, I constantly seek moments of beauty that are so easy to simply pass by.