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Amazing Polaroid Emulsion Lifts by Lio Munoz

Emulsion lifts with instant film certainly is one of the ways you can get experimental with analogue photography. While it may take some practice before one perfects the technique, but the results can be rewarding, as we can see in the works of a Chilean photographer!

Polaroid photos are beautiful on their own, but they also offer ample room for experimental photographers to play around with. Emulsion lifts, wherein the layer of emulsion is taken or “lifted” from a developed instant photo and transferred to another surface, is one such creative experiment.

The Polaroid emulsion lifts of Chilean photographer Lio Munoz are perfect examples of what one can achieve with this alternative process. Aside from lifting the emulsions from individual pieces, he also makes collage-style pieces by putting together each emulsion to create merged images.

Visit Lio Munoz’s Flickr, and Tumblr to see more of his emulsion lifts and Polaroid photos.

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written by plasticpopsicle

2 comments

  1. bsdunek

    bsdunek

    These are wonderful!

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  2. marille

    marille

    I love how some of them look a bit like pillows! so awesome, makes me want to try doing some emulsion lifts again :)
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