Tuesday, 26 June 2012

WILLIAM MILLER: 'Ruined Polaroids'

For anyone that has read this blog before, you may have noticed that the theme of 'polaroids' crops up quite regularly. It does seem that there is a new wave of love for this cumbersome, yet wonderful camera and the photos it produces. In this post, I am looking at the photography of William Miller, who turns damaged polaroids into fascinating and beguiling abstract artworks.

A year ago, Miller bought a polaroid camera (an old Polaroid SX-70 to be precise) at a yard sale in the States. From that point on, every photo he took was warped from failing mechanisms and over-exposure. However, the results of these chemical reactions are not hideous, in fact, they are rather beautiful. What I love about the 'Ruined Polaroids' collection, is that they are reminiscent of abstract landscapes or unreal rock formations, bursting with colour and unrepeatable singularity.

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