Burnt (expired) Polaroid & California

October 15, 2013 § Leave a comment

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Burnt Polaroid by Carl Beebee – Copyright 2013.

This is an image from circa 2004 – it’s a Polaroid of a nude woman (Jenni Knight) taken on extremely expired film.

The high quality digital scan at 30 x 30 cm is now available on Saatchi Online (limited edition of 10)

The California trip is now just a few weeks away – so to keep everything in one place I have opened up a tumblr blog for the trip. So far it has images and interviews about all of the preperation etc. Whilst I’m away I’ll keep it updated daily with new photographs etc – which I’ll continue to do up until the book launch.

You can find the mini-site here.

#CaliforniaCalling

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Sunset

March 16, 2012 § Leave a comment

The sunset looked beautiful outside my house the other evening – so I grabbed my camera and tripod and took the photographs above – I also took a load more but haven’t really got round to editing them just yet… Busy, busy!

I’ve scanned in more ‘Polaroids’ for my ‘Expired’ project which I’ll be adding to the ‘Projects‘ section of my website very soon…

Balloon & Exhibition Updates

January 5, 2012 § Leave a comment

Sorry about the lack of posts recently, as usual the Christmas period has been a very busy one…

I shot this photograph above a few weeks ago, with a FujiFilm Instax 210 – there’s still something about the look of Instax film that I really love…

The NY exhibition on the 27th is shaping up nicely – all the work is now over there ready to be hung at the end of next week (hopefully).

In all there’s 20 brand new, never before exhibited pieces of work as well as some really cool video visuals.

For the first time there will be live tweets from the exhibition so please make sure you follow @carl_beebee for some cool pics and info.

I’m working on some more new stuff next week so hopefully the updates will start to be a little more frequent on here…

Peace & Love

Carl.

Instax

October 5, 2011 § Leave a comment

I shot this shop window on holiday using the Fuji Instax 200 I’d picked up off eBay. It’s the first Fuji Instax I’ve ever used – I really like it, I prefer the size of these photos to the new Polaroid 300.

I quite often find shop windows, photographically interesting. Full of items that would never look right anywhere else except behind a big, glass window…

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Professional Photos Are Not Blurry!?

October 4, 2011 § 2 Comments

I found this article recently in a book called ‘FotoLog’ – I’d be interested to hear your thoughts.

‘PROFESSIONAL PHOTOS ARE NOT BLURRY!’ the purist shouts, screwing his SLR onto a tripod as he lines the family up for a portrait. ‘Red-eye is ugly!’ he recites, swivelling the flashgun so it bounces off the ceiling. ‘Wide-angle lenses make your nose look big!’ But there a are a few gaps in the purist’s impressive photographic knowledge. He doesn’t know that Terry Richardson shoots magazine covers with a cheap compact camera, that Ryan McGinley makes red-eye sexy, or that Wolfgang Tilmans won the Turner Prize with images containing flaring, blurring and camera shake.

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Dreams In Fiction

September 15, 2011 § Leave a comment

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‘Dreams In Fiction’ 2011.

Another faceless portrait, shot two days ago on 35mm film…

On a side note my website www.carlbeebee.com has been re-designed and it is now fully compatible with iPhones and iPads etc.

Please check it out…

Expired Film

August 23, 2011 § 3 Comments

I shot this Polaroid in 2004 using expired (1997) 600 film.

Even for a Polaroid there is technically so many faults with the image – not least the camera shake, which expired film was never going to help – but I think sometimes, even most of the time photography doesn’t have to be about what is technically right or wrong.

I still love the image and it’s one of my favorite Polaroids.

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