Once more I’ve been drawn to the lure of the polaroid, having found a copy of Jon Nicholson’s ‘Seaside Polaroids’ in a local bookshop. A relatively recent publication (2013), nevertheless the vintage camera and out-of-date film captures the shabby chic appeal of England’s coastal towns before they come alive to the bustle of holidaymakers.
Nowadays there are repro versions of the polaroid camera as well as phone app filters and software that re-create that retro atmosphere. It’s also possible to have digital images printed in this format…but I just go with Picasa 3.9
- Choose a suitable image – faded old and bold is the desired effect
- Add cross-process filter (can adjust % of effect)
- Add 1960’s filter (can adjust % of effect)
- Add polaroid frame – straighten if desired & change background hue
The canned nostalgia effect might even add a spark of interest to my versifying. Polaroid poems – sounds like a likely theme!
Arty lovers should see ‘A place for Art that steals the heart’ – using polaroid to good effect