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In the middle of the twentieth century a design aesthetic known as Desert Modernism happened in the Coachella Valley of Southern California. Modern materials and ideas were used to design and build sturctures inspired by the German Bauhaus and desert living. Palm Springs, California in the Coachella Valley is famous for this mid-centry modern architecture.

In 2009 I created a series of Polaroid photographs of some of the mid-centtury modern buildings in Palm Springs, California. I chose to use Polaroid film to match the retro feel of the architecture. I shot all of the photographs using 600 Polaroid film in my Polaroid One 600 camera. In February of 2008 Polaroid announced the discontinuation of the manufacture of all of its instant film, so I used up some of my precious supply on this
project.

All the Polaroid photographs in this book are the same size as the actual Polaroid.

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Kathy Van Torne
kvantorne Austin, Texas United States

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ISO600

ISO600 says

HI! we're leading the 1°Italian Instant festival, in October in Milan. It will be very important and the first in europe to and in the contempoarry art day. we'll have shows, performance, conferences, workshops, the museum of polaroid cameras and also we'll have a space dedicated to publications on the instant photographyt.
If you want to be among the protagonists of this festival with your book. write to: info.polaroiders [at] gmail.com (set subjet: "iso600: pubblication-your name surname") to have more information.
Hope to hear soon from you,
Carmen

posted at 04:22am Jun 29 PST

cschiraldi

cschiraldi says

Such wonderful architecture and such a great idea for a book. The Polaroids look wonderful and really fit the feel of the architecture-mod at its best.

posted at 09:41pm Jul 15 PST

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