colander – 2010
Polaroid Type 669 positive film
For some reason, when I was around 5 or 6 years old, I started having dreams
about being very small and being trapped under colanders, cheese graters and other kitchen paraphernalia.
The scale and size of things in the dreams was all out of whack. In the dreams I was always
about an inch high but everything else was normal size. To this day, I still don’t know why I had those odd but
They stopped after a short time, but stayed with me.
I’ve recreated some of them by using a pinhole camera and Polaroid type 669 film.
On most of the images in the series, I used one tungsten light and one LED work light, and I exposed the now discontinued Polaroid peel apart film at f 364 for 3-5 minutes.
Like a lot of photographers I miss 669. I really liked the unusual effects that could happen when you peeled apart
the film after development or the cool things that could happen to the print when you distressed the film during
development. Each print was truly one of a kind.
Pushing on the film with the palm of my hand created the look of flames in the colander image above.
669 is long gone but you can still get a similar peel apart film made by Fuji called FP-100C.