November 12th, 2009
With the lightening-fast advancements in camera technology, Polaroid snaps are about as old-school as we can manage.
The series of portraits of friends and peeps-around-town were shot using a technique dating back to 1871. Used as negatives, the glass plates are coated by hand with a light sensitive emulsion, and shot through a large format camera. The results are often wonderfully unpredictable and surprising.
No “photo approval” can be a beautiful thing.
Runs until January 9, 2010 at Pith Gallery, 1018 Ninth Ave. SE, Calgary, www.pithgallery.com