*Fantastic* Van Gogh-like Polaroid of the Millennium

posted by Jason Kottke Oct 10, 2003

*Fantastic* Van Gogh-like Polaroid of the Millennium Bridge in London, no Photoshop.

Reader comments

FedorOct 10, 2003 at 9:17AM

check out russian hero:

dowingbaOct 10, 2003 at 9:41AM

They very well might have put it in photoshop to convert it to the right format and such...in other words:


Tom HouyOct 10, 2003 at 9:59AM

It's not a hoax. This effect can be easily done as stated. Lucas Samaras has been doing this for years, with some pretty cool results.

leeOct 10, 2003 at 10:59AM

I doubt this is a hoax. While it is an extremely clean alteration, I've taught this technique to high school photography students with similar success. Nicely done.

dowingbaOct 10, 2003 at 11:11AM

My lord, I was being sarcastic.

Ryan SchroederOct 10, 2003 at 11:33AM

oh, no one told you? sarcasm doesn't translate to the web.

RyanOct 10, 2003 at 12:23PM

> "sarcasm doesn't translate to the web"

damn, if only that were true of irony.

egginOct 10, 2003 at 3:30PM

I thought it was funny, downingba.

Also, great pictures- I had not seen this technique before. I particularly enjoyed the http://levah13.photosight.ru link.

billOct 10, 2003 at 3:30PM

There's a book on the subject ...

BernieOct 10, 2003 at 5:38PM

do check out these works by Lucas Samaras - done in teh 70's with a polaroid SX-70. Good Stuff.

RobOct 10, 2003 at 7:15PM

Don't forget the three other similar photos on the site:


wendellOct 11, 2003 at 4:42AM

Or check out the Celebrity SX70 portraits done by Michael Dare in the '80s.
He did one of me when we met at a dull party in '85... can't imagine why my pic isn't in the on-line collection.

Jonathan WeedOct 12, 2003 at 3:43AM

Awesome. Absolutely awesome. Humans didn't always need Photoshop to tweak their potos ;).

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