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Paul Macleod and his son, Elvis Aaron Presley Macleod at Gracelandtoo museum, Holly Springs, MS

Paul Macleod and his son, Elvis Aaron Presley Macleod at Gracelandtoo museum, Holly Springs, MS

In "Personae" I have assembled a folio of portraits that reflect the personalities, real or imagined, public or private, that the subjects have chosen to project before my camera's eye. Unlike other portrait work of mine, the nature of the large format camera and the slow process of working with Polaroid positive/negative films reduce spontaneity and tend to result in a more considered result. I also appreciate manipulating this film in the unique ways it allows. It is a soft negative in the field, easily scratched. The film is easily solarized and the old rollers frequently create uneven flow of the chemistry on the film. I enjoy the often unpredictable nature of the final work.

A POLAROID LAMENT::

Perhaps my favorite films of all time were Polaroid's positive/negative types 665 and 55. Both went out of production over a decade ago. I adored the unique qualities of these films and used them for portraits, nudes, conceptual images and landscapes. I have about ten packs remaining of now long-expired film and hope to use them before they cease to work altogether. I aim to record places and faces that have been important to me. This folio will reflect these new additions along with a selection of my favorites. It is my homage to the glory days of Polaroid.

Paul Macleod anElvis Aaron Presley Macleod in the Record Room at Gracelandtoo museum, Holly Springs, MS

Paul Macleod anElvis Aaron Presley Macleod in the Record Room at Gracelandtoo museum, Holly Springs, MS

Ian Somerhalder in sugar cane field, La Place, LA

Ian Somerhalder in sugar cane field, La Place, LA

Paul Macleod at Gracelandtoo museum, Holly Springs, MS

Paul Macleod at Gracelandtoo museum, Holly Springs, MS

Ian Somerhalder in sugar cane field, La Place, LA

Ian Somerhalder in sugar cane field, La Place, LA

Summertime. Bogue Falaya, Covington, LA

Summertime. Bogue Falaya, Covington, LA

Summertime. Bogue Falaya, Covington, LA

Summertime. Bogue Falaya, Covington, LA

Vazquez Rocks, CA

Vazquez Rocks, CA

Zoe on roadtrip, Barstow, CA

Zoe on roadtrip, Barstow, CA

Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, Slidell, LA

Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, Slidell, LA

Liz Reinhardt, New Orleans, LA

Liz Reinhardt, New Orleans, LA

Liz Reinhardt, New Orleans, LA

Liz Reinhardt, New Orleans, LA

Shequida, Chelsea, NY

Shequida, Chelsea, NY

The Dictators at Handsome Dick Manitoba's. Alphabet City, NY

The Dictators at Handsome Dick Manitoba's. Alphabet City, NY

The Dictators at Handsome Dick Manitoba's. Alphabet City, NY

The Dictators at Handsome Dick Manitoba's. Alphabet City, NY

Rik Styler, New Orleans, LA

Rik Styler, New Orleans, LA

Rik Styler, New Orleans, LA

Rik Styler, New Orleans, LA

Taylor Mead, West Village, NY

Taylor Mead, West Village, NY

Taylor Mead, West Village, NY

Taylor Mead, West Village, NY

Zoe, as a moth, New Orleans, LA

Zoe, as a moth, New Orleans, LA

Catherine Delish at the Pussycat Cavern, New Orleans, LA

Catherine Delish at the Pussycat Cavern, New Orleans, LA

Homage to "Duchamp's mistress" NY, NY

Homage to "Duchamp's mistress" NY, NY

Cyd in her kitchen, New Orleans, LA

Cyd in her kitchen, New Orleans, LA

Tori in her apartment, Rochester, NY

Tori in her apartment, Rochester, NY

Bad Boys and Angels, New Orleans, LA

Bad Boys and Angels, New Orleans, LA

Karen as the angel.

Karen and Eddie as Bad Boys and Angels, New Orleans, LA

Karen and Eddie as Bad Boys and Angels, New Orleans, LA

Elita follows the trail, Morningside Park, NY

Elita follows the trail, Morningside Park, NY

Elita makes a Cat's Cradle, Morningside Park, NY

Elita makes a Cat's Cradle, Morningside Park, NY

Self portrait, Charlotte, NC

Self portrait, Charlotte, NC

Self portrait as a target, New Orleans, LA

Self portrait as a target, New Orleans, LA

Kevin has toxicphobia. New York, NY

Kevin has toxicphobia. New York, NY

Peggie on Purejoy. Chapel Hill, NC

Peggie on Purejoy. Chapel Hill, NC

Paul Macleod and his son, Elvis Aaron Presley Macleod at Gracelandtoo museum, Holly Springs, MS

In "Personae" I have assembled a folio of portraits that reflect the personalities, real or imagined, public or private, that the subjects have chosen to project before my camera's eye. Unlike other portrait work of mine, the nature of the large format camera and the slow process of working with Polaroid positive/negative films reduce spontaneity and tend to result in a more considered result. I also appreciate manipulating this film in the unique ways it allows. It is a soft negative in the field, easily scratched. The film is easily solarized and the old rollers frequently create uneven flow of the chemistry on the film. I enjoy the often unpredictable nature of the final work.

A POLAROID LAMENT::

Perhaps my favorite films of all time were Polaroid's positive/negative types 665 and 55. Both went out of production over a decade ago. I adored the unique qualities of these films and used them for portraits, nudes, conceptual images and landscapes. I have about ten packs remaining of now long-expired film and hope to use them before they cease to work altogether. I aim to record places and faces that have been important to me. This folio will reflect these new additions along with a selection of my favorites. It is my homage to the glory days of Polaroid.

Paul Macleod anElvis Aaron Presley Macleod in the Record Room at Gracelandtoo museum, Holly Springs, MS

Ian Somerhalder in sugar cane field, La Place, LA

Paul Macleod at Gracelandtoo museum, Holly Springs, MS

Ian Somerhalder in sugar cane field, La Place, LA

Summertime. Bogue Falaya, Covington, LA

Summertime. Bogue Falaya, Covington, LA

Vazquez Rocks, CA

Zoe on roadtrip, Barstow, CA

Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, Slidell, LA

Liz Reinhardt, New Orleans, LA

Liz Reinhardt, New Orleans, LA

Shequida, Chelsea, NY

The Dictators at Handsome Dick Manitoba's. Alphabet City, NY

The Dictators at Handsome Dick Manitoba's. Alphabet City, NY

Rik Styler, New Orleans, LA

Rik Styler, New Orleans, LA

Taylor Mead, West Village, NY

Taylor Mead, West Village, NY

Zoe, as a moth, New Orleans, LA

Catherine Delish at the Pussycat Cavern, New Orleans, LA

Homage to "Duchamp's mistress" NY, NY

Cyd in her kitchen, New Orleans, LA

Tori in her apartment, Rochester, NY

Bad Boys and Angels, New Orleans, LA

Karen as the angel.

Karen and Eddie as Bad Boys and Angels, New Orleans, LA

Elita follows the trail, Morningside Park, NY

Elita makes a Cat's Cradle, Morningside Park, NY

Self portrait, Charlotte, NC

Self portrait as a target, New Orleans, LA

Kevin has toxicphobia. New York, NY

Peggie on Purejoy. Chapel Hill, NC

Paul Macleod and his son, Elvis Aaron Presley Macleod at Gracelandtoo museum, Holly Springs, MS
Paul Macleod anElvis Aaron Presley Macleod in the Record Room at Gracelandtoo museum, Holly Springs, MS
Ian Somerhalder in sugar cane field, La Place, LA
Paul Macleod at Gracelandtoo museum, Holly Springs, MS
Ian Somerhalder in sugar cane field, La Place, LA
Summertime. Bogue Falaya, Covington, LA
Summertime. Bogue Falaya, Covington, LA
Vazquez Rocks, CA
Zoe on roadtrip, Barstow, CA
Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, Slidell, LA
Liz Reinhardt, New Orleans, LA
Liz Reinhardt, New Orleans, LA
Shequida, Chelsea, NY
The Dictators at Handsome Dick Manitoba's. Alphabet City, NY
The Dictators at Handsome Dick Manitoba's. Alphabet City, NY
Rik Styler, New Orleans, LA
Rik Styler, New Orleans, LA
Taylor Mead, West Village, NY
Taylor Mead, West Village, NY
Zoe, as a moth, New Orleans, LA
Catherine Delish at the Pussycat Cavern, New Orleans, LA
Homage to "Duchamp's mistress" NY, NY
Cyd in her kitchen, New Orleans, LA
Tori in her apartment, Rochester, NY
Bad Boys and Angels, New Orleans, LA
Karen and Eddie as Bad Boys and Angels, New Orleans, LA
Elita follows the trail, Morningside Park, NY
Elita makes a Cat's Cradle, Morningside Park, NY
Self portrait, Charlotte, NC
Self portrait as a target, New Orleans, LA
Kevin has toxicphobia. New York, NY
Peggie on Purejoy. Chapel Hill, NC