Polaroid Ghosts

2008 - Present

Polaroid Spectra Film

Image Size: 3.5x2.9 Inches

Overall: 4x4.1 Inches

An ongoing series of Polaroids taken with a Spectra camera and film.  I had accidentally created a “ghost” while taking a self portrait in an abandoned hospital. I remember the Polaroid developing in my hand. The hospital scene, with my face levitating among decayed brick walls. It felt perfect to me. Having explored over a hundred abandoned places, I have yet to experience anything paranormal. With this realization, I began creating my own “proof” of ghosts using the instant film medium.

While I have been working with this technique for the past 10 years, there is always an unpredictable element to them. So many wasted shots, some portions too faint or opaque. Each one of a kind.