The unique Polaroid images that adorn the Opuses were captured using a Polaroid 20 x 24 Studio camera.
This huge camera stands 5ft high and weighs 235lb and produces superbly detailed 20 x 24in (50 x 60cm) images. Originally developed to enable the accurate reproduction of works of art, photographers soon started to use it as a creative tool.
The nature of the Studio camera creates genuinely unique one-off images. The distinctive patterning around the edge of each image is a result of the developing chemicals used in the process.
The camera uses a continuous roll of film as opposed to the single sheets often associated with Polaroid images. Three types of film can be employed in the camera, colour, black and white, and a sepia coloured film affectionately referred to as chocolate.
Tendulkar with Polaroid
- Photographed exclusively for The Official Sachin Tendulkar Opus on the world’s largest Polaroid camera
- Each print measures 50 cms width x 76 cms height (20 inches by 30 inches)
- The photographic paper measures 56 cms width x 88 cms height (22 inches by 34 inches)
- 350 gsm silk art paper
- Gloss lamination