By Debbie Rich
Published on Wednesday, April 20th, 2011
I discovered Rowena Dugdale and her love of Plastic Bullet when she posted beautiful images she had photographed and plasticized on her Red Ruby Rose blog. Rowena worked Plastic Bullet images into some of her gorgeous handmade silk clutch bags, and I wrestled the opportunity to write about them because, well, Aharon Rabinowitz can just go write about hardware stuff!
Here are Rowena’s original Plastic Bullet photos for her Zebra and Chandelier clutches:
And transformed into Red Ruby Rose silk clutch bags:
The Zebra and Chandelier designs are captured directly from Plastic Bullet. Rowena told me, “The zebra print is a PB photo of a suede silkscreen textile print I created at college. I grabbed my iPhone just to see how it would photograph through PB before scanning but it looked so great through the phone I used it as is.”
About Plastic Bullet, Rowena blogged, “It has a lovely element of surprise in that you have the choice of four different processed images, and if you don’t like any of those it develops a fresh set for you.” About her own style of ‘plastic fantastic’ photography, she explained, “I’ve worked extensively with camera film, and effects including light leaks/ flare/ polaroid borders/ pinhole and toy camera over the last ten years. It informed a large part of my illustration style and it wasn’t always the easiest process to work with.”
Rowena also mused to me about how photography filters and her feelings about them have evolved. “Having come from a solid background in toy cameras and experimental film that after initial hesitation with digital filters I’m more than willing to embrace them. This was reinforced by a recent email I received for a toy camera contest that banned the use of any digital entries. For the first time that struck me as slightly elitist, reinforcing the process over and above the final image. Last week I took my Nikon SLR and iPhone on a day out. I hardly touched the Nikon but Plastic Bullet on my iPhone was maxed out… I would never have believed that a year ago.”
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