Portrait of Gillian by Mark Tucker
Ah i love film, i love Polaroid and i LOVE 5x4 cameras even though sadly I don't currently own one . It was with this thought in mind, while perusing through the mass menagerie of photography tweets, that i came across this little gem called 'My Day With'.
Taken on Polaroid film using a Graflex 5x4 camera with a lens older than my parents, several of these superb portraits show why film still has a place in any photographer's arsenal. Film photography just has such a unique look plus you have to work that little bit harder to get great results. No wonder Polaroid film has recently made quite a comeback via The Impossible Project.
Photographer Mark Tucker is the guy taking these wonderful portraits and he explains:-
'I’m doing this side personal project, where I’m documenting offbeat characters in my town of Nashville, Tennessee. I’ve acquired an old 1942 custom made Graflex camera that shoots 4×5 Polaroid, and I’m shooting that, plus some Nikon, plus some video. I scan the Polaroids and then work with them. The lens is from 1941, and it’s amazing, how you never know how it’s going to render a scene.'
If you want a super photography blog to look at then I'd certainly recommend http://mydaywith.com/. A blog packed full to the rafters with truly great photography. Enjoy.