Polaroid Painting

May 29th, 2009




A very sweet reader, Borah, sent me a tip earlier this week about a new photographer she discovered at a Brooklyn flea market. Meet Matt Schwartz, the talent behind She Hit Pause. Studios. From what I understand Matt creates these images by separating the film of a polaroid then rubbing the negative onto watercolor paper. Above are just a few of my favorites. I adore the ethereal quality the process creates. Wouldn’t a pair of these be perfect above a bed?

These are all available for purchase on Matt’s site and can be shipped with or without a frames. Have a look-see for yourself and have a fantastic weekend!

4 Responses to “Polaroid Painting”

  1. Sarah Says:

    Great prints! The technique is called Polaroid transfer. Polaroid emulsion is another great technique. It’s just a bummer about the Polaroid film being discontinued. I have a few of the emulsion prints left in my shop but decided I’m not going to try to hoard the film and prob won’t do it anymore. Le sigh.

  2. ashley Says:

    ooh I have seen this artist on etsy before! Very creative.

  3. Courtney Says:

    These are so cool! And yet another reason why I need to head out to the Brooklyn Flea this weekend.

  4. 9 « e l e c t r i c i t y Says:

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