Sometimes, negative would be better


Recently I have discovered Tom Baril and his Botanica / Polaroid Type 55 Works.

What can I say? Nothing, there is no need. His work is indeed outstanding, particularly in this case I'd say the way he's solarizing the negative captures all my attention if I'm honest.

During the next projects, I'm going to get more into solarizing the negative, but here in the following shots, I've realized the negative copy can give a special taste to the final image when overexposed, more presence than the positive without solarizing, again a challenge...

Hope you like it.

Shots taken with Ilford FP4+ 125 EI 100. Used Xtol Stock {6' 32" @ 22 Deg}. Camera Hasselblad 503cw + Carl Zeiss Hasselblad Planar 80mm f/2.8 CF + Ext. Tube 21 (f:16 22" Mirror UP + Exp Comp Ta=Tm^1.26 RLF). Digital transfer by DSLR Scan D7100 using Tamron SP 35mm F1.8 Di VC USD x 2 PAN shots (f:8 1/250) - Processed negatives are shown here.