Alas, Polaroid Type 55 positive negative film is no longer made. It was rated around 50 ISO on the box which, in my eagerness, is what I exposed the image above at. Great for a well exposed print, but possibly a mistake for a negative if you want to print from it.
Photography has always been on the cutting edge of technology. I still marvel at the beautiful tonal range of polaroid type 55 film negatives and the sophisticated technology that underlies its apparent simplicity.
My workshop film was getting old and I felt it needed using soon. With an expiry date of March 2006, saving the film, which I had kept refrigerated, seemed increasingly problematic. I need not have worried, all the images processed perfectly in my Polaroid 4x5 back.
Dune Cabbage Polaroid PN Type 55 Cape Leeuwin Augusta, hand-printed by Alex Bond silver gelatin fibre based print, selenium toned. Dry mounted onto museum board 28 x 36cm | image 20cm x 25cm | $450