Polaroids

Konrad Pustoła


An immediate little proof print becomes a very important tool while photographing people. They can at once see the image and that helps to gain their trust and the feeling of intimacy which is crucial in portraiture.

Issue 15 (1/2006) • January 25, 2006 • wersja polska »»


Konrad Pustoła

Konrad Pustoła. I started taking pictures when I was still in high school in USA. I graduated from Warsaw University with a degree in economics.

This year I will complete my master's degree in photography at Lodz Film School.

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Translation: Sylwia Banasiak


Why Polaroids?


Konrad Pustoła


While working on bigger projects involving series of pictures an instant control of the results gives the possibility of composing its content to a much further extend. One can lay out the little proofs next to the other and compare, shuffle and see if the desired effect has been achieved.

An immediate little proof print becomes a very important tool while photographing people. They can at once see the image and that helps to gain their trust and the feeling of intimacy which is crucial in portraiture.

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Materials: Polaroid Polapan 55 exposed at 32 asa and overdeveloped for about 25 seconds at the temperature of 20 Celsius gives a great picture's tonality at a quite high contrast. It was especially important to me while I was working with pinhole photography, known for its low contrast. Long exposure caused by a low negative speed eliminated every moving object within a frame. Being able to combine these two properties I was able to achive the desired effect of sleepiness and emptiness.

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When working on a seriess called Warsaw I used a Japanese pinhole box camera called Nagaoka and Polaroid Polapan 55 P/N film.

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