Important technical note
The 665 Polaroid negative from which the 16×20 inch photograph is made by hand in the darkroom has some small inherent imperfections around the border areas and on parts of the image, and we wanted to give purchasers some information on this.
“If you look at the thigh you’ll see a light water stain which is on the negative permanently. This was shot on 665 Polaroid which was a B&W polaroid that yielded a positive and a negative when peeled. Back then I was “Mr. 665”. You would have to peel the excess paper from the negative and then put it in a tupperware filled with water to soak. The water would turn black as the coating on the neg dissolved, and then you would need to rinse it and hang it to dry. I would have 10-20 negs in the tupperware on top of each other, and the fragile nature of the film would almost guarantee some marks. I’m lucky there’s not a big scratch on it! These inherent markings always occur with 665 polaroid negs. It’s from the peeling process. I love imperfections and I understand some people might not like that but I think others won’t mind. For me the imperfections just add to the street cred of the image.”