This July our exhibit will feature photographs shot on Polaroid or instant film. For a while in 2008 Polaroid film was actually discontinued but now it’s back. As Polaroid users will testify there’s something magic about the lighting and picture quality of a Polaroid, as well as the instant gratification. This July 1st Thursday we’ll display the work of over 10 photographers, most of whom are from Portland. We will also have enlarged digital prints of some of the images for sale.
WHO: Rikki Barney, Robin Bogert, Brandon Van Buskirk, Michael DeMeo, Norther Emily, Brock Fansler, Yona Kifle, India Leigh, Alexandria Liegel, Alyssa Noches, Chris Ramos, and more…
WHAT: Polaroid and instant film photography exhibit
WHEN: Thursday, July 1st, 6-10pm
WHERE: Floating World Comics, 20 NW 5th Ave #101
The show is curated by Rikki Barney, a Polaroid junkie who stocked up on film when she heard it was going to be discontinued. She has invited other Polaroid lovers to be a part of this show.
Michael J DeMeo is a photographer living and working in Portland, Oregon. Preferring analog over digital DeMeo’s images are low-fi and intimate; indeed many of his subjects maintain a personal relationship with him outside of photography.
In 2008 DeMeo showed a series of Polaroids at Bongout Gallery in Berlin alongside Richard Kern, Harmony Korine, Asia Argento and others, commemorating the end of Polaroid film production. From 2007-2009 DeMeo worked as curator of photography at Sugar Gallery in Portland Oregon. He is currently working with Pogo Books in Germany on a book of new photography to be released in 2010.
Norther Emily – started shooting Polaroids in 2001, after a friend’s mother gave them some expired film to experiment with. Emily liked the results so much that she bought a camera the next week at a garage sale.
Now she has an estimated 2,000 Polaroid photos.
“It’s been a big part of my life,” says the performance artist, musician and photographer. “I drive around in my free time and take pictures.”
Brock Fansler’s webzone: http://brockkake.com/enter.html
Photos will be on display until July 31st.