Thursday, January 22, 2009

a fun print

i've been meaning to post about this for a while now but kept forgetting. i printed some of my most recent pics from san francisco in black and white. they're 5x5 prints with white borders. the cool thing about the 5x5 prints is that they print on 6 in. paper so there's an inch to trim off. buuuut with the white borders, and that extra inch at the bottom, they look like giant polaroids! i scanned one so you can see what i'm talking about. 
i printed quite a few of them and i'm currently working on a way to make a big wall display out of them. anyway, it's just something fun that i thought i would share with y'all. if you want to do these, go to a ritz or wolf and order your prints 5x5 with borders, and tell the lab employee NOT to trim them. also, make sure you manually crop the images into a square, otherwise it automatically crops right down the middle and sometimes that doesn't yield the best results. you can convert your images to black and white, or leave them in color. i just thought the black and white made these pictures less life-like and more dream-like, which is something that i wanted for this project. 

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