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Snapshots

Photographer, Chase Jarvis, is doing this really cool exhibition at the Ace Hotel in NYC this month. He’s trying to create the biggest collection of snapshots in a gallery space. I love this idea, because anyone and everyone can participate and relate…plus it involves Polaroids. If you’re going to be in NYC with in the next month or so be sure to take a snap snot with you! Or you can submit digitally here, which is pretty cool because Jarvis is curating these pictures himself.

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San Diego

Polaroids from San Diego.


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Pulp Art

Anyone that knows me or my work knows I am obsessed with all things Polaroid. One of the first contemporary “Polaroid Artist” I came across when researching information on Polaroid cameras was Neil Krug and his Pulp Art Book. Krug photographs his model wife, Joni Harbeck, with expired Polaroid film. I haven’t been able to find out what type of camera or film her uses yet, but I’m dying to know! I’m still trying to figure out how he created his multiple exposure pictures, but my best guess would be he shoots multiple pictures and composes them in photoshop, since they don’t look like double exposures. Whatever he’s doing they’re beautiful (probably doesn’t hurt that his wife is a model either).

He has about 12 different series right now, each with it’s on cinematic feel. My favorite so far is Jackie, which he is turning into a film of photographs.

“The struggles and demise of a wealthy 1950’s housewife make up the belly of this Jackie series. Fearing and raging the trap of motherhood, Jackie murders her husband while on a cocaine binge after she learns of her pregnancy. Life continues on in a downward spiral of drug abuse, child rearing, and funerals. This series attacks the unfair pressure laid upon women in a society where they have no choices, no options, and only duty.”

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Stereotypes

I’ve always been really interested in stereotypes and the strange roles they seem to play in our society. As the historian of my university’s Minority Achievement Coalition and being a blonde haired, green eyed woman I’ve learned a lot about these prejudgements first hand. I stumbled upon this artist, Eric Myer, this morning while googleing some other random topic. It’s pretty simple photography and coding, but very effective. I’m in love with the combination of photography and web art! His other work is pretty lame, but these are pretty fun.

Click the picture to give it a try.

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