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London's Polaroid test

By slephoto
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When I shot London Andrews 4 years ago we did a few images that were done to look like cheesy low budget 60's/70's pinups. I've been sitting on them wondering what to do, so when I recently found some PS actions that render VERY realistic Polaroids and vintage effects, so I thought it'd be fun to do a collage of the image as Polaroids, to fit the look & period.

I needed to test the various actions & effects, tho, so I ran a huge batch off a single base image & then ran it thru the collage maker. I like the kind of Warholian feel so I'm posting it. :)
It's not a perfect work but it's a kinda fun experiment.

Made with (among others) ~rawimage's V3 Polaroid Generator [link] . Other actions came from off DA.

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rawimage's avatar
Wow, you really tried them all. Kudos! :clap:
slephoto's avatar
Yup, and then some... I ran the image thru a couple of vintage generators to alter them & then ran some of these actions, and on some I ran your actions but then went back & added a fingerprint in to the emulsion, or a smear shake like you would get if you shook too hard.

The collage maker had a max of 25 images & I wanted to fill it up. Great job on the actions! Thanks!
archambers's avatar
This is amazing. I love the concept and you have executed it brilliantly. London is an amazing model.

Did you find any of the PS actions here on DA or did you create them yourself?

I know there are several iPhone Apps that do the same thing. :iconsitamae: uses these apps in a series of photographs.
slephoto's avatar
Thanks :) It was really just intended to be a test & it worked well. I need to get the actual collage with the different poses done LOL.

Yes, one of the actions I used is here on DA, and I should update the comments to link it.
I used rawimage's V3 Polaroid Generator [link]

I also used a few different Vintage actions I found other places, and a collage tool from PanosFX. Panos FX is great, if you've never seen their site you should check it out.

I know ~sitamae, and I follow her work. She does great stuff.
SAMIGUY101's avatar
I like your word 'Warholian." :)
slephoto's avatar
Thanks. I imagine if Andy were around today he'd be doing stuff like this.
Jan-K-Fotografie's avatar
Uncommon but brilliant concept! Great work!
slephoto's avatar
Thank you! It was just a happy coincidence from mechanical tests. A good accident, I guess. :D
PeterLime's avatar
Very good concept and production! :)
slephoto's avatar
Thanks! I thought that for an experiment testing stuff it worked out OK. :)
Infinite-Ruiner's avatar
I like it!
I think it's a great idea!
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