Cervus elaphus hippelaphus

This is a (admittedly rather corny) tribute to one of my many favourite childhood reads - Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia (Grzimeks Tierleben).

I recycled some leftover shots and put them together in a triple Polaroid emulsion lift on watercolour paper, made from two layers of b&w and one layer of colour film.

Polaroid SX-70
impossible project
Cervus elaphus hippelaphus


  1. nia_ffm
    nia_ffm ·

    So schön!

  2. mafiosa
    mafiosa ·

    Regal animal :) Lovely image.

  3. laurasulilly
    laurasulilly ·

    @nia_ffm: Dankeschön :)
    @mafiosa: Indeed. Last autumn, we went into the forest for a nice mushroom foray and we happened to see one next to a small stream not far away from our position. It ran off, but since it was so huge we managed to get a good glimpse of it . Truly sublime :)

  4. blueskyandhardrock
    blueskyandhardrock ·

    I have had the pleasure of getting really close to a pack of its "cousins" in yosemite. The ones they have there weren't really shy around people. I was more afraid of them and their antlers and their ticks than they were of me. One particularly bold guy started feasting on grass not less than 4 meters from me! I managed to get a couple of good shots!

    This shot is really cool Laura. Is this a double exposure or a sandwich?

  5. laurasulilly
    laurasulilly ·

    @blueskyandhardrock: Wow, that's amazing, Michelle. It must be lovely in Yosemite. I'd love to go there on day. The cool thing last autumn was the very fact that we saw the wild deer within the city's boundaries (but on the outskirts of town, naturally), so we really didn't expect such a thing to happen. This is Berlin, after all, you see. What a surprise it was!

    It's a tripple sandwich if you will: Three layers of lifts/three shots piled ontop of each other. And thank you, dear :)

  6. laurasulilly
    laurasulilly ·


  7. sandravo
    sandravo ·

    Very beautiful!

  8. grazie
    grazie ·

    lovely Laura!

  9. laurasulilly
    laurasulilly ·

    @sandravo, @grazie: Thank you guys :)

  10. zonderbar
    zonderbar ·

    Wow! Sehr hübsch!

  11. laurasulilly
    laurasulilly ·

    @zonderbar: Dankeschön :)

  12. anna_viking
    anna_viking ·

    You're a truly great photographer!

  13. laurasulilly
    laurasulilly ·

    @anna_viking: Aw, thank you! I wish it was true. But your comment made me really happy :)

  14. candeeland
    candeeland ·

    Jetzt erst entdeckt, das ist ja ein Hammer! <3

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