finally! i finally worked up the courage to try my first emulsion lift and i have to say--i think i'm addicted. i'm not sure why i danced around this for so long. it wasn't about not wanting to waste an image as i had plenty of botched polaroid images to do tests with. maybe it was more a matter of not wanting to be disappointed with the technique or not wanting to mess it up. as ever, i think i made this into a bigger deal than it needed to be.
but i had read a lot on the difference between fuji and polaroid emulsions and it didn't seem like fuji was getting many rave reviews. this, too, made me nervous. but i have to say, when the emulsion lifted right off as soon as the image hit the cold water--wowsa! very, very cool. and being able to mush it around, distorting it. . . i can't wait to do this again.