Mara Elizabeth – Enchanting Polaroids

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‘Garden of the Gods’ – Black and White Photo on Impossible Color 600 Film White frame


Let’s be enchanted by scrolling through this selection of Polaroids artist Mara Elizabeth has sent us. This post contains impressive colours and double exposures and a beautiful surreal look of every photo. ☆

“I am an alternative process photographer living and working in Philadelphia.  I have expertise in numerous Photographic processes which is reflected by my varied subject matter, the core of my work being an exploration of the alternate realities that cameras can produce rather than a singular topic. Through my most recent double exposure work I transforms the camera from a recorder of the objective into a producer of diverse and personal realities.

As an artistic medium photography suffers from the common misconception that it is fundamentally a documentary tool; that photography is more or less a creative twist on a technology produced in order to record an objective reality. My goal as a photographer is to form an image that could not be seen without the use of a camera, to stretch and bend a slice of recorded “reality” into a reality unique to the photographic medium. Through my double exposures I’m able to illustrate the relationship photography can illuminate between a personal reality and the documentation of a shared reality. These photographs are produced when slices of reality are seen through one another, layered and blended; The two are fused together to produce a single, new image that doesn’t correspond to anything concretely visible to the naked eye. The camera is transformed from a recorder of the objective into a producer of the subjective and fantastical.”

– Mara

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‘Divine Roses’ – Impossible Color 600 Film White frame

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‘City in Spring’ – Impossible Color 600 Film White frame

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‘Bubbles’ – Black and White Photo on Impossible Color 600 Film White frame

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‘Sea of Flowers’ – Impossible Color 600 Film White frame

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‘Midnight to London’ – Impossible Color 600 Film White frame

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‘Stay Wild’ – Impossible Color 600 Film White frame

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‘Cant Blame The Youth’ – Impossible Color 600 Film White frame

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‘Ivory’ – Impossible Color 600 Film White frame

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‘Braid’ – Impossible Color 600 Film White frame

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‘Spinal Fusion’ – Impossible Color 600 Film White frame

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‘Big Ben’ – Impossible Color 600 Film White frame

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‘Trumpet Queen’ – Impossible Color 600 Film White frame


All Polaroids were taken by: Mara Foley ☆ IG: @mara_elizabeth


Thank you!

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