Chocolate bloom 200 is my more modern version of the original Polaroid Chocolate 100. One of the rarest films Polaroid ever made. It used a black and white/color cross-process method too. Produce a chocolate/brown image with a warm texture in which highlights are suppressed, and deep shadows are given an almost solarizing effect, unlike any other photographic process. The photographs produced with the Chocolate film have a painterly and timeless quality reminiscent of nineteenth-century prints. My collection is named for a whitish coating that can appear on the surface of real chocolate caused by the changes in the fat crystals. I wanted my photo set to go beyond the uniqueness of the once-revered Polaroid Chocolate 100. I applied my painterly knowledge of color theory to enhance each image with subtle colors. Almost a lens flare effect. I wanted to invoke some drama and a sense of realism. I spent countless hours studying Chocolate 100 prints and learning the photoshop tools needed to achieve my final photos. Photographically I found challenges in shooting a half dozen teenage kids during a pandemic. Interestingly, once the kids were presented with a box of random props, their imaginations spun off in directions I couldn't have imagined.