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Friday, July 30, 2010

Polaroid Giveaway! (#2)

One of my favorite films, this week I'll be giving away two packs of Impossible Project Artistic TZ Polaroid film! The rules are the same: Pls send ONE image shot on ANY type of Polaroid film that showcases the qualities of the film. Pls send your submission to studio@chloeaftel.com. All entries are due by August 6th, 2010.
I can't wait to see the new images!

Fade-To-Black Giveaway Winner: Melanie Rodriguez (#1)

I am thrilled to announce the first winner of the Impossible Polaroid Giveaway: Melanie Rodriguez. She submitted the above image, which showed a wonderful use of Polaroid, from the hazy pink hue to the vignetting. Two packs of amazing Fade-To-Black film are on the way to her in Paris!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Karen Elson Shoot

I was lucky enough to shoot a portrait of Karen Elson for the latest issue of Flaunt. Suffice to say, it was one of my favorite shoots ever.

Friday, July 16, 2010

The Greatest #4: Non-Photo - Julian Callos


I fell in love with the work of Julian Callos the moment I saw it: emotional, unpredictable and unrelentingly imaginative. I immediately emailed him to ask if I could commission an original piece. He just sent me the final image; I am over the moon:

The Greatest #5: Non-Photo - Hiroshige


I went to the Norton Simon Museum in LA a few weeks ago and saw this increcible show of Hiroshige's work. His slow fades from light to dark colors are wonderfully well done and exciting. The show is still up!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Polaroid Giveaway!


I am excited to announce a giveaway with The Impossible Project.

This contest will happen every other week for 20 weeks (10 giveaways); one week to collect images and the following week for me to decide on a winner. The film will change giveaway to giveaway, but this one is for two boxes of Fade-to-Black film and a 5x7 print of your choosing from my site. 

I really love this film, the greens and yellows are gorgeous and take the image in an unexpected direction. The film will keep processing until it is black, so be sure to have a scanner on hand.

The point of this is to showcase new talent and encourage experimentation with this amazing film.

As well, I'm sure I'll work out a few kinks, but for now the rules are as follows: pls send me (studio@chloeaftel.com) any images that showcase how you work with Polaroid film (it can be 600, peel-apart, time-zero, etc). By this I mean images that employ double exposure in camera with Spectra, use the color palette of Artistic TZ to create a mood, positives stripped off the white plastic, etc. Basically anything in which the film actually plays a role in the image. 

Deadline for entries is July 30th, 2010. A winner will announced on August 6th, 2010. 

Monday, July 12, 2010

The Greatest #16: Horacio Salinas

I was thrilled to discover the work of Horacio Salinas; playful, totally unexpected and always a bit luxurious. I can only hope to see more.

Specing

It has been a busy month. I felt I should spec work I don't clearly have and so I have been cramming those shoots in with regular work. It's quite fun as I shoot it all, but also come up with the concepts to sell each product. The next one is groups, lots of people reacting to one another. Wish me luck.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

The Greatest #15: Ellen Rogers

I stumbled upon Ellen Roger's work the other day and was floored. She mixes her own chemicals and does her own printing, but more importantly, her work employs old-time photo processes but it is fresh, exciting, unpredictable and modern. She is nothing short of truly remarkable.