Tuesday, January 23, 2007

life sized polaroids (hawaii)

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uluhe fern shoot, volcano national park, hawaii.

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i took a series of polaroid samples on my recent trip to hawaii. the image on the polaroid is the same size as the item photographed (so that if i want to photograph something bigger than a polaroid, i have to create a polaroid construction).

the series includes polaroids taken on the caldera floor of kilauea volcano, which is an active volcano.
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i am finding myself more compelled by the life-sized photos -- which do a better job at showing, for example, the plant life making inroads on the caldera floor. it also seems somehow truer to me.
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view the full 41 photo slideshow.

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