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"Instant print" materials such as Polaroid's SX-70 film use a process known as "dye migration" since the photographic dyes "migrate" upwards through the chemical layers within the film to finally be seen on the surface. The images here are taken from Reed's "Landfall" series of more than 200 such works. These were created in the early 1980's with the now-extinct SX-70 (and Kodak variant) instant print formulas of the day. Reed's original Landfall process never involved a camera or lens system of any type: no images were projected. Rather, the film was manipulated in the dark with the fingers and specially-designed tools while being exposed to flashes of colored light.