Monday, 8 November 2010

Polaroid POGO Manipulations

For those of you unfamiliar with it, Polaroid manufacture a range of printers and paper that require no ink, the paper responds to heat a bit like how a receipt printer works in a shop but in colour, the most common printer the POGO prints credit card size pictures and has started a bit of a manipulation revolution. I love how people see the Polaroid logo and feel the need to be creative and experiment and that is exactly what these two decided to do.

Photo Manipulation: Zink-PoGo from Frenky on Vimeo.

I had to give it a go after watching that and these are my attempts at manipulating the paper using lemon juice, nail varnish remover, a lighter, sand paper, bleach, water and a hot piece of wire. please click on the images to enlarge them.

This is picture of me spread over four pieces of "zink" paper the hot wire gave the red lines and a lighter gave the blue border by scratching away at the top it goes yellow to purple to blue as you go through the colour layers.

This is one sheet, they are only small so you have to get right up close to look at all the detail which I love, by rubbing a lemon over the paper it warms up the image and seems to give it a little bit more contrast.

For this one I started with Blue nude by Matisse spread over 11 pieces of Zink paper the pink colour is from the nail varnish remover.

This is the famous scene from American beauty by using a skewer heated in a Bunsen/lighter flame you can start to draw lines and outline features.

this is of course Van Gogh on one piece of paper using pretty much all the techniques from above.

so yeah if you have the little printer which only costs 20 pounds and the paper which is just over a tenner for 100 sheets then give it a go!

1 comment:

  1. Max, I have just attempted zink image transfer as demonstrated above. I could not get the image to separate from the backing. Any ideas? Chris