Model: Valeria Kronprinsessan
Location: Elsewhere Artist Collaborative
The Big Shots: Andy Warhol Polaroids exhibit is currently traveling between the Duke Nasher, UNCG Weatherspoon, and UNC Ackland art museums. Valeria and I caught up to it while at the Weatherspoon.
While I respect his work, I've never been a huge Warhol fan. But I really liked the exhibit and was intrigued by how it focused as much attention on the Polaroid Big Shot camera he loved as much as the artist himself.
While at my Dad's house a few weeks later, I noticed a recognizable shape sticking out of a old box in the kitchen. Sure-enough it was an original Big Shot. As it turns out, my Dad shot with one when he was young and had recently pulled it out of storage. It sat for decades in an old barn at my grandparents house and needed a decent cleaning, but was otherwise fully fictional.
After acquiring some new (Fujifilm) instant pack film and the proper flashcubes (the Big Shot only works with "Magicubes"), who else better to model than Valeria and at Greensboro's Elsewhere Artist Collaborative, no less (something of a local "Factory").
Polaroid Big Shot
GE Magicubes flash bulbs
Fujifilm FP-100C pack film
Nikon Ai 24mm f/2.8 lens
Arista Premium 400 (800-push) 35mm film
Kodak Xtol (1:1) developer