In this weekend workshop, you will be learning the process of how to lift Polaroid Emulsions with skilled tutor Zoe Helene Spaleta. The process of lifting Polaroids is beautiful and delicate; it gives you the power to manufacture movement within your photograph in a tangible way, play around with different stages of composition and connect with your work in a unique way.
We will be playing around with the idea of movement in photography, creating textures with the emulsions and figuring out what compositions we can manufacture while the emulsion floats around in the water, and how we can translate this movement when we transfer the emulsion onto paper.
The connection between emotion and movement in photographs is something Zoe has always been enamoured with. She believes exploring this relationship through lifting Polaroid emulsions has added another dynamic to her work and has allowed her to bring the connection between movement and emotion in her photographs to life.
Session One, Saturday 11th June, 10am-1pm
Session Two, Sunday 12th June, 10am-1pm
We’ll provide all of the materials, including Polaroid film, some cameras, and paper needed for making your images. You’ll get a PhotoAccess notebook and pencil to record your discoveries and make plans, as well as access to our digital scanners and computers with editing software if you are wanting to scan your prints.
Zoe Helene Spaleta is a photographer and visual artist residing in Canberra, Australia. There is nothing clean or perfect about Zoe’s work, she believes in the beauty of mess and is always exploring the connection between emotion and movement within everyday life. Her work focuses on the in-between and imperfect moments that she witnesses unfolding in front of her, and aims to collect and tell stories that people can live in and cherish for the rest of their lives.
Enrolments for this workshop close at 5pm on Monday, 6th June, 2022. PhotoAccess reserves the right to cancel the workshop if there are insufficient enrolments. If we have to cancel, you’ll receive a full refund.
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