This weekend, after having lunch with some friends in the West Village, my boyfriend and I browsed the Street Fair on Bleeker street. There are street fairs, farmer’s markets, flea markets somewhere in the city nearly every weekend in New York, so you are bound to run into them no matter where you’re walking in the city. Oftentimes, you will find amazing things just for fun, or sometimes even the diamond in the rough. This happened to me as I was making my way through the crowds & I caught a glimpse of Matt Schwartz’s gorgeous blown up polaroid transfers pictured below:
I had posted about Matt & She Hit Pause Studios about a month ago, so I was happy to meet the man behind the photos I was so smitten with. Matt was so sweet & funny, and the photos were just amazing. For those of you not familiar with the process, Matt creates his images by snapping a color Polaroid then peeling apart the film to reveal the negative. He then places the negative face down on a receptor sheet lightly rubs the image to produce a hopefully successful transfer of the image. The process creates one of a kind images, and is nearly impossible to duplicate the results. The final result can be altered by a number of variables including timing, humidity, surface texture, and temperature to name a few. His photos are gorgeous and resemble that of a vintage photograph. I honestly want them all, and I ended up taking home two of his prints:
The typewriter lying in the grass:
& my boyfriend’s favorite, the Coney Island Ferris Wheel:
I still have my eye on this Girl In The Field print though:
You can view his work online at She Hit Pause Studios (he does weddings too ladies!). Purchase your favorite prints online at the She Hit Pause Studio shop (the prints look really cool in the rustic frames).