An Interview with Andy Warhol – “Modern Myths” (excerpt) (1981)

Jean-Micheal Basquiat This excerpt is from an interview with Andy Warhol, conducted in Warhol’s Factory in 1981, that was originally published in Arts Magazine (October 1981). Barry Blinderman: As a portraitist, what do you feel is most important to express? Andy Warhol: I always try to make the person look good. It’s easier if you […]

CARLO MOLLINO: POLAROIDS, ETC (1962-1973)

  In a career that spanned more than four decades, Carlo Mollino designed buildings, homes, furniture, cars, aircraft. One of the most dashing figures of mid-century Italy, Mollino was famed for his design finesse and his elegant organicism. In 1949 he published an important book on photography: Message from the Darkroom. Sometime around 1960, he […]

Dash Snow: “Polaroids”

    Dash Snow originally started taking photos when he was a teenager. Using Polaroids as a diaristic record of the many ‘nights before’ he couldn’t remember, his snapshots piece together a fragmented portrait of Nihilistic existence.     ASX CHANNEL: DASH SNOW (All rights reserved. Images @ the Estate of Dash Snow)

Andy Warhol: “Polaroids”

From 1970 to 1987 Andy Warhol took scores of Polaroid photographs, the vast majority of which were never seen by the public. These images often served as the basis for his commissioned portraits, silk-screen paintings, drawings, and prints. EXPLORE ALL ANDY WARHOL ON ASX (All images @ Andy Warhol Foundation)

WALKER EVANS: “POLAROIDS OF WOMEN”

“I’ve now taken up that little SX-70 camera for fun and become very interested in it. I’m feeling wildly with it. But a year ago I would have said that color is vulgar and should never be tried under any circumstances. It’s a paradox that I’m now associated with it and in fact I intend […]

Dash Snow is (was) a Rising Star (2007)

 “Most people thought that I was glorifying that behavior,” says the 25-year-old. “But I also saw them as horror stories.”   By Christopher Bollen Dash Snow (1981-2009) has been taking pictures since he was 11. But it was after a two-year stint in juvenile detention, at age 16, that he turned to the Polaroid camera […]

Walker Evans’s ‘Counter-Aesthetic’ (2003)

Gay Burke, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, October 28, 1973   As a collection, the Polaroids are remarkable in their consistent and determined attitude. They are bald presentations of individuals without mannerism or style and yet they are distinct, they are compelling, and their directness is palpable.   By Jane Tormey, originally published in Afterimage, July 1, 2003 During […]

Philip-Lorca diCorcia Discussing ‘Hustlers’ & ‘Thousand’

“In fashion, the more a model acts like a model, the less successful the pictures are for me. And it’s kind of the same with the hustlers and the pole dancers: the more self-conscious they are and try to give me what they think I want, the less interesting it is.”

“Polaroid: The Life of the Party” (2002)

  By Nat Trotman, originally published in Afterimage, May 1, 2002 In the ongoing push for consumer ease that characterizes the history of popular photography, the Polaroid Corporation stands as the undisputed champion of the later twentieth century. Among its many successes and numerous patents–including the process of polarization from which the corporation adapted its name–the […]