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Mark Tucker and that Polaroid Graflex

Posted on | March 9, 2011|No Comments<Back
Posted by Rachel Hulin

Have you heard about the Graflex cameras with the Polaroid backs? A fellow by the name of John Minnicks constructs them, and a lot of cool kids have them. The latest is Mark Tucker. Here’s his note to me from a few days back:

I’m doing this side personal project, where I’m documenting offbeat characters in my town of Nashville, Tennessee. I’ve acquired an old 1942 custom made Graflex camera that shoots 4×5 Polaroid, and I’m shooting that, plus some Nikon, plus some video. I scan the Polaroids and then work with them. The lens is from 1941, and it’s amazing, how you never know how it’s going to render a scene.

I’ve only been working on it for a couple of weeks, but here is where I am at this point:

http://mydaywith.com

We’re really digging the results, have a look:

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the camera

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the man at work

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We like the goats best.

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ps: the goat picture was actually shot with the NIKON D3X. still, we love it.

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