Fernando Alonso signed, OPUS Formula 1 Polaroid Print
Fernando Alonso signed, framed Polaroid Print print signed (on the reverse) by Bernie Ecclestone and photographer Zenon Texeira, Archival Pigment Print 52.5 x 80 cm (frame size 75 x 110cm), taken at Silverstone, England 2006
Very rare print, only available in a very limited edition, with a Certificate of Authenticity. 1 only.
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These stunning photographs were taken on the Polaroid 20x24 Land Camera, standing 5ft high and weighing 235lb. The prints are the actual size of the original giant Polaroid measuring 60cm x 82cm and individually printed on 250gsm GMG Paper, ensuring colour accuracy.
The camera uses a continuous roll of film rather than separate sheets; it produces a negative which is destroyed in the process, so each print is a genuine one-off. Just like the very small Polaroid cameras familiar to most people, the negative side of the picture is peeled off very soon after the photograph is taken. The patterning around the edge of the photograph (produced by the developing chemicals) is similarly unique to each print, while the side edges are created by the rubber ‘tyres’ on the sides of the rollers which drive the film through and stop the developer leaking out of the sides. The distinctive sepia tinting is the result of deliberately using mismatched components, a quirky film combination that produces some beautiful photography.