March 3, 2010 § Leave a comment
This photo got a lot of positive feedback on my Flickr portfolio. It was taken in Dorchester, MA, at the waterfront on the Nepsonset trail. I brought potato chips and sat on the wall, tossing the occasional chip to the seagulls that populate the beach there. Eventually, it got the point where the seagulls were coming right up to me. I went there that day with the goal of getting some close-up shots of the seagulls. I started to hold chips directly above me, at arm’s length, and honest to God, they came right out of the air and snatched the chips from my fingers. That’s how I managed the above shot.
I used a Polaroid Square Shooter 2 camera, with Polaroid Viva square-format Type 80 film. Viva has very vivid blue tones, which is one thing I’ve always loved about it. I also had good light that day, so the blur is minimized.
This photo is currently available for license through Getty Images, and was actually licensed already by Live Nation.
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