My two year—and counting—foray into the wild world of Polaroid SX-70 photography has taken me in various directions. Recently, I have been working with Polaroid Black and White 600 film and this has led to my current project at Camp Morton Provincial Park in Manitoba.
Established as a Fresh Air Camp in 1921, the site was once an escape for underprivileged children from nearby Winnipeg. Set on the banks of Lake Winnipeg, the eleventh largest fresh water lake on planet Earth, it would have been a happy place to swim, play, breath in fresh country air. The camp ceased operating in 1971 and has since been transformed into a Provincial Park. While many of the unique camp buildings have been retained, they are all in various stages of decay. In particular, lakefront stairs, retaining walls and other structures have been ravaged by the angry lake, which completely freezes over in winter.
It seemed a perfect subject for a black and white photo project.
This video catches me mid-project on a warm late-summer day, reflecting on my Camp Morton photography project and ending with a small sampling of SX-70 images from the project.
A Sampling of Images From the Project:
Retrograde Engineering SX-37 37mm Filter/Lens Adapter: available on eBay at https://www.ebay.com/itm/124515912384, Etsy at https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/RetrogradeENG, and Brooklyn Film Camera at http://www.brooklynfilmcamera.com/accessories/sx-37
Vivitar 40.5mm Variable NDX Filter (at B&H Photo): https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/944338-REG/vivitar_viv_vndx_40_5_40_5mm_vari_ndx_filter.html
Asahi Pentax Spotmeter V: check eBay for used meters.
Fine Tuning SX-70 Exposures with a Variable Neutral Density Filter: https://youtu.be/cWUAIzHVAvk
Using the Zone System with Polaroid SX-70 Film, Part 1: https://youtu.be/oZbMYS2LJDE
Using the Zone System with Polaroid SX-70 Film, Part 2: https://youtu.be/pF9mLubu-3E
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