Alternative Processes | Polaroid Transfers

Polaroid Transfer | 7, originally uploaded by brad|gillette.

“The Polaroid image transfer process relies on the ability of dyes in the Polaroid emulsion to migrate to an alternative receiver surface during the development process. The “normal” Polaroid process is interrupted and the “negative” is placed on another material (usually paper). The dyes that will form the image are encouraged to transfer by the use of heat and pressure. This process was accidentally discovered when a Polaroid negative was left sitting on a lab counter, according to legend!”


More information on Polaroid Transfers:

Alternative Photography


Sara Wichlacz

– Brad Gillette


1 comment so far

  1. josephbuffett on

    that looks really cool. I wish I knew more about developing and looks like fun

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