Andrew Millar: Gold Leaf Polaroids
Andrew Millar lives in Whitechapel, East London. This amazing collection of work uses a combination of instant film, gold & silver leaf and paint to create delicately detailed collage pieces that capture a haunting mix of reality and fantasy.
With vintage Polaroid SX-70, Andrew explores manual manipulation techniques using analogue instant film.
Andrew uses instant film to achieve effects by manipulating the emulsion during the development processes, separating the image emulsion from the film base, double exposing the film, overlaying the transparencies or by varying the temperature and the developing time to enhance the films surreal mood.
The Impossible Project selected eight artists in 2015 from the USA, and Europe challenging them to create eight pictures using the Instant Lab Polaroid Camera with any of Impossible’s Color or B&W 600 or SX-70 films. When the last Polaroid factory closed down in 2008, The project stepped in to rescue their machines. After two years of research and development, they released their first generation of instant film for the iconic white frame format.
Here is the Andrew Millar interview with ‘The Impossible Project’.
Andrew has had solo exhibitions in New York, London, Paris, Berlin, Barcelona and Vienna.
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