Red Engine

© Cathy P. Gamlen

Red Engine

Uploaded: August 31, 2001


SX 70 manipulation


Mark R. Stanford August 31, 2001

Very nice digital manipulation. Was this done with Adobe Photo shop? I love the way it turned out. Great subject to. #600

Cathy P. Gamlen September 01, 2001

This was done with a Polaroid Sx-70 camera... Time Zero film. I color adjusted in Photo Shop . I just lightened it up a little and then framed it with a Plug-in in Photo Shop.
Thanks very much for looking at it... I'm pretty new to this whole process.

Cathy #878

Jim Miotke My Courses September 01, 2001

Hi Cathy,

I love it, too. I just recently saw some images like this at the local bookstore and thought that they were manipulated Polaroid emulsion transfers. But it sounds like you do something else with a SX-70.

Can you briefly describe the process? I'm interested...

Thanks! #881

Cathy P. Gamlen September 02, 2001

Polaroid emulsion transfer is a different technique all together. With an emulsion transfer you float off the emulsion from peel-apart Polaroid film and catch it on a substrate (acetate) and then manipulate it. With the Time Zero film , the emusion is manipulated before the photo finishes developing.
Thanks for the interest !
Cathy #904

Glenn Theal September 03, 2001

Congratulations, Cathy.

This is a lovely photo. You should be very pleased.

Glenn #929

Mary B. McGrath level-deluxe October 21, 2001

I've never heard of this process, so I'm fascinated with the outcome. Very interesting...reminds me of looking into a fun-house mirror at a carnival.
mary #2012

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