Natural Selection

I had taken this Polaroid of a landscape scene about six months ago and tucked it in the visor above the passenger seat of my car. Time and weather took a toll on it and actually made it into something more than it was. The way the cracks spread across the film in the same fashion as the branches of trees is an almost perfect replication. I think I’ll start a dashboard series.

Posted December 6th, 2007 in Uncategorized.


  1. Julie:

    I love this piece of art.
    It is wonderful how the natural process of aging has only increased the beauty of this landscape.

  2. travis:

    Love the happy accident, Jim. I wonder if I could get the same effect by leaving my CF card in the car for 6 months. I’ll give it a shot and get back to you.

  3. peter:

    jim. damn.

    love this.

    also love the landscapes you are posting …there’s somethin about them, how are they shot? or rather what are they shot on?

  4. Jim Korpi:

    It was taken with a 4×5 Speed Graphic camera with Polaroid film. The film exposed film sat in the visor of my car for over 6 months, hence the effect. Travis, good luck with the CF card idea. Let me know how it works out.

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