Emulsion Transfers

These are samples from my series of 50 Polaroid emulsion transfers done in the early 2000s.

A emulsion transfer is a form of image manipulation where I shot the original photo on a Polaroid and then transferred the image onto fine art watercolor paper. How this is accomplished is by trimming the white edges off of the Polaroid frame, then boiling the print to lift and separate the top layer (emulsion layer) from a Polaroid and placing as I like on the new surface. Some of the images I left fairly true to their original size and representation of the image, while others I enlarged and spread out the emulsion to make a more surreal final product. This process makes each of these a one of a kind unique piece of art.

The full series has moved to my new site TheMaleMuse.Online

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