Say, What’s a PolaWalk?

Analog photography is an authentically niche market in an industry that has grown comfortable relying on digital photography –and originally, the Polaroid wasn’t even meant to be seen by public eyes; rather, they were the photographer’s “painter’s sketch” and, as such, were meant to catch the important factors that would culminate in the final piece. Even so, scads of artists are reappropriating the medium,

 

 

Analog photography is an authentically niche market in an industry that has grown comfortable relying on digital photography –and originally, the Polaroid wasn’t even meant to be seen by public eyes; rather, they were the photographer’s “painter’s sketch” and, as such, were meant to catch the important factors that would culminate in the final piece.  Even so, scads of artists are reappropriating the medium, bringing back the value of “toy cameras” and old film shooters.  A new book by Diego Uchitel has even come out recently: simply entitled Polaroids, is a beautiful archive of images that were once simply tossed aside.  More locally, the recently founded Instant Film Society of Dallas just had their 1st PolaWalk of 2013 at the end of January in Deep Ellum.  Here are some of our favorite shots of the recent PolaWalk.

 

 

Katy Tran

 

Kyle Vaughn

 

Daniel Rodrique

 

Scott Mitchell

 

 

If you’re an artist looking to join in next time, the 2nd PolaWalk of 2013 is rain or shine, February 24th in the new Klyde Warren Park!

 

read more

See full post here: reneerhyner.com/node-feed2013-02-06.