This process and the output is much different than the big Polaroid view camera portraits. I think the motion-control, macro, step and repeat process is ingenious. The captures are interesting--reminds me of modern-day daguereotypes, because the subject has to hold still for a relatively long period. I'll bet the prints are really cool. The big Polaroids have a look of their own, but I don't find them all that interesting. The chemical smears along the edges made for an "artistic" effect. It was a nice publicity ploy for Polaroid--a lot of well-known artists and photographers were invited to use the camera. I never found the gamut of Polaroid color very convincing
The cartography reference to the portraits made with the motion control rig and the 5D is apt, methinks.