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I'm a huge fan of Polaroid 55 and would be interested in seeing people work, especially portraits shot on this film. I love the distinct fingerfrint border of Pola 55 were there's never two alike. Any Pola 55 users out there with a web site.
Amund BLix Aaeng
Here`s a fun one :-) www.foto.no/cgi-bin/bildegalleri/vis_bilde.cgi?id=175308 (http://www.foto.no/cgi-bin/bildegalleri/vis_bilde.cgi?id=175308)
The portraits in the article on Modern Soft Focus lenses in the current issue of View Camera were done with T55.
It's practically all I use. The look is wonderful. My portraits are mostly non-human though, so I'm not sure if that would help you or not.
People here (http://www.knockoutproductions.com/angels/lith/Bosaiya.jpg) and here (http://www.knockoutproductions.com/angels/lith/05-15-05_2_8bit_8x10_scan_72dpi.jpg)
The first reminds me of the photo you linked to, Amund.
Others here (http://www.knockoutproductions.com/angels/index.cfm?ref=lfp)
Amund BLix Aaeng
Pirelli`s 2005 calendar was also shot on T55. www.pirellical.com (http://www.pirellical.com)
I rather liked the recent "heads of government" series by David Partner - he captured somehere near 50% of UK government ministers. Currently at the National Portrait Gallery, but also at http://www.headsofgovernment.co.uk/ - worth a browse if you like type 55 shots.
David R Munson
Here's one (http://www.flickr.com/photos/davidrmunson/36307572/in/set-827502/).
I have some Type 55 on my web site
Most are on the "People" page; there is one (a collage) on the "Places" page.
Not Type 55, but shot all 4x5 B&W, look under the "Stories" menu for "Jamestown." I made all those image during a 4 day visit to Jamestown, North Dakota.
Hope you enjoy.
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