PHOTOGRAPHIC IMAGE AND EMULSION
Image Transfer is often described
as a crossover art form, one that blurs the distinction between
conventional photography and handcrafted art, such as paintings.
Unlike the precise images of photographic prints, image transfers
suggest a moody, dream-like world. From a creative point of view,
image transfers are appealing because they offer a way to individualize
and further personalize photographs. The image takes on a fine
art vintage look similar to an old fresco. The Image Transfer
process is photographic art utilizing Polaroid technology. The
Artist first captures the image using 35mm slide film. The slide
is in turn exposed in an enlarger or slide printer onto Polacolor
ER peel-apart film. Before the development is completed, the
die-laden Polaroid negative is rolled onto saturated watercolor
paper. Due to variables in timing and physical properties of
the transfer process, each piece is a unique work of art.