The Polaroids 1976-ongoing

The basic Polaroid peel apart film was a part of American picture making culture since the 1950‘s.  In 1972, SX-70 film, a self contained package that kept the chemicals and image frame in the same basic envelope was introduced.  The artist purchased a third generation all black SX-70

1976 Colton, CA
1976 Colton, CA
1977 Colton Bedroom
1977 Colton Bedroom
1976 Kinney Shoes, San Bernardino, CA
1976 Kinney Shoes, San Bernardino, CA
1977 Faucet Colton, CA
1977 Faucet Colton, CA
1977 Redlands, CA
1977 Redlands, CA
1978 Banana Colton, CA
1978 Banana Colton, CA
1979 Colton, CA
1979 Colton, CA
1977 Two ducks in pool, Colton, CA
1977 Two ducks in pool, Colton, CA
1978 Cold Water, Utah
1978 Cold Water, Utah
1983 Greenville, CA
1983 Greenville, CA
1978 Ojai, CA
1978 Ojai, CA
1980 Two Bobs, Southern California
1980 Two Bobs, Southern California
1979 Bowl, Colton, CAO
1979 Bowl, Colton, CAO
1979 Kenda North's sink, Riverside, CA
1979 Kenda North's sink, Riverside, CA
1977 JT, Colton, CA
1977 JT, Colton, CA
1977 Del Taco, Riverside, CA
1977 Del Taco, Riverside, CA
1980 Thanksgiving, San Bernardino, CA
1980 Thanksgiving, San Bernardino, CA
1980 Duane Michals, Claremont, CA
1980 Duane Michals, Claremont, CA
1980 Window, San Bernardino, CA
1980 Window, San Bernardino, CA
1981 Kiki, Claremont, CA
1981 Kiki, Claremont, CA
1980 Triumph and Datsun, Redlands, CA
1980 Triumph and Datsun, Redlands, CA
1982 JT, Northern California
1982 JT, Northern California
1981 Tomatoes, Riverside, CA
1981 Tomatoes, Riverside, CA
1992 Cat & Ball, Pt. Reyes, CA
1992 Cat & Ball, Pt. Reyes, CA
1986 B, Seattle, WA
1986 B, Seattle, WA
1992 Bert's Ball, Pt. Reyes, CA
1992 Bert's Ball, Pt. Reyes, CA
1986 Father, San Bernardino, CA
1986 Father, San Bernardino, CA
1997 JRB, SF, CA
1997 JRB, SF, CA
1987 Paper Ball and Sugar, Seattle, WA
1987 Paper Ball and Sugar, Seattle, WA
1978 Driving Volvo over GG Bridge, SF, CA
1978 Driving Volvo over GG Bridge, SF, CA
1985 Motel Phone
1985 Motel Phone
1979 San Bernardino, CA_DxO_DxO
1979 San Bernardino, CA_DxO_DxO
1977 Dining Room, Colton, CA
1977 Dining Room, Colton, CA
1979 Bedroom, Riverside, CA
1979 Bedroom, Riverside, CA
1998 San Francisco, CA
1998 San Francisco, CA
2018 Conquest, Napa, CA
2018 Conquest, Napa, CA

SLR in 1976.  The practice of making SX-70’s and later Spectra film images was a private and personal response to people and the environment around him.  They were a unique artifact that was not intended for general distribution.  The artist articulated the love of Polaroid by curating an exhibition of the materials at the Inland Empire Gallery in 1977, “Images/Polaroid,” that showcased his love for the material and the possibilities the medium presented.  Later, he was found photographing his Otis Art Institute Students in Los Angeles with an 8x10 studio camera using Polaroid materials.  This is a sampling from the hundreds of examples left in the archive.