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  1. "I bought that thing as a toy, and I took it as a kind of challenge,” Evans explained. “It was this gadget and I decided that I might be able to do something serious with it. So I got to work to try to prove that. I think I’ve done something with it. After all, I am getting older, and I feel that nobody should touch a Polaroid until he’s over sixty. You should first do all that work. It makes things awfully easy to have that thing pop out. It reduces everything to your brains and taste. It interests me very much, too, because I feel that if you have these things in your head, this is the instrument that will really test it. The damn thing will do anything you point it at. You have to really know something before you dare point it anywhere."

     - Walker Evans, words on Polaroid (via jenervinblog)
  2. Patti Smith
The River Ouse, East Sussex, England, 2003
Original Polaroid, 2003; Pigmented Inkjet Print, 2008 (edition of 35)
PRC, Boston University
*my hero and my alma mater

    Patti Smith

    The River Ouse, East Sussex, England, 2003

    Original Polaroid, 2003; Pigmented Inkjet Print, 2008 (edition of 35)

    PRC, Boston University

    *my hero and my alma mater

  3. Jen Ervin
Crawfish Hunter, 2014
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Crawfish Hunter, 2014
Polaroid
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    Crawfish Hunter, 2014

    Polaroid

  4. Jen Ervin
Whispering Swamp Fairies, 2014
Polaroid
*Recently, my favorite camera took it’s last breath. This is how it said goodbye. Jen Ervin
Whispering Swamp Fairies, 2014
Polaroid
*Recently, my favorite camera took it’s last breath. This is how it said goodbye.
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    Jen Ervin

    Whispering Swamp Fairies, 2014

    Polaroid

    *Recently, my favorite camera took it’s last breath. This is how it said goodbye.
  5. Reunion (Baby Alligator), 2014
Original Polaroid 3.25x4.25”
From the Land & Family series, 2012-2014
Jen Ervin Reunion (Baby Alligator), 2014
Original Polaroid 3.25x4.25”
From the Land & Family series, 2012-2014
Jen Ervin
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    Reunion (Baby Alligator), 2014

    Original Polaroid 3.25x4.25”

    From the Land & Family series, 2012-2014

    Jen Ervin

  6. "During a 1978 road trip from Georgia to Tennessee, Eggleston photographed the sky from the car window using an early instant camera. The resulting images evoked small fragments of classical frescoes. The following day, he lay on the ground and continued to shoot the sky above. “At Zenith” brings together fifteen pigment prints from the Wedgwood Blue cloud series, in which Eggleston takes celestial zenith—the point of sky directly overhead—as his exclusive subject. These meditative images of wispy clouds interspersed with cerulean blue are painterly variations on a universal theme that has inspired artists from John Constable to Gerhard Richter. The photographs represent a broadening of Eggleston’s quotidian subjects—an exploratory, sky-gazing caesura within the lush panorama of his oeuvre."
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Photograph by William Eggleston—Eggleston Artistic Trust, Courtesy Gagosian Gallery
 "During a 1978 road trip from Georgia to Tennessee, Eggleston photographed the sky from the car window using an early instant camera. The resulting images evoked small fragments of classical frescoes. The following day, he lay on the ground and continued to shoot the sky above. “At Zenith” brings together fifteen pigment prints from the Wedgwood Blue cloud series, in which Eggleston takes celestial zenith—the point of sky directly overhead—as his exclusive subject. These meditative images of wispy clouds interspersed with cerulean blue are painterly variations on a universal theme that has inspired artists from John Constable to Gerhard Richter. The photographs represent a broadening of Eggleston’s quotidian subjects—an exploratory, sky-gazing caesura within the lush panorama of his oeuvre."
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Photograph by William Eggleston—Eggleston Artistic Trust, Courtesy Gagosian Gallery
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    "During a 1978 road trip from Georgia to Tennessee, Eggleston photographed the sky from the car window using an early instant camera. The resulting images evoked small fragments of classical frescoes. The following day, he lay on the ground and continued to shoot the sky above. “At Zenith” brings together fifteen pigment prints from the Wedgwood Blue cloud series, in which Eggleston takes celestial zenith—the point of sky directly overhead—as his exclusive subject. These meditative images of wispy clouds interspersed with cerulean blue are painterly variations on a universal theme that has inspired artists from John Constable to Gerhard Richter. The photographs represent a broadening of Eggleston’s quotidian subjects—an exploratory, sky-gazing caesura within the lush panorama of his oeuvre."

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    Photograph by William Eggleston—Eggleston Artistic Trust, Courtesy Gagosian Gallery

  7. State of Grace, 2013; printed 20148x10 Archival Pigment Print, Limited Edition (15)From the series: Land + FamilyJen Ervin State of Grace, 2013; printed 20148x10 Archival Pigment Print, Limited Edition (15)From the series: Land + FamilyJen Ervin
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    State of Grace, 2013; printed 2014

    8x10 Archival Pigment Print, Limited Edition (15)

    From the series: Land + Family

    Jen Ervin

  8. Time to rest and recharge. Ark Lodge by Jen Ervin 
 3.25 x 4.25” Polaroid Time to rest and recharge. Ark Lodge by Jen Ervin 
 3.25 x 4.25” Polaroid
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    Time to rest and recharge.

    Ark Lodge by Jen Ervin 3.25 x 4.25” Polaroid

  9. Camouflage, 2012; printed 2014
8x10” Archival Pigment Print, Limited Edition (15)
Somewhere in the South
Jen Ervin Camouflage, 2012; printed 2014
8x10” Archival Pigment Print, Limited Edition (15)
Somewhere in the South
Jen Ervin
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    Camouflage, 2012; printed 2014

    8x10” Archival Pigment Print, Limited Edition (15)

    Somewhere in the South

    Jen Ervin

  10. Spring Forward, March, 2014

Polaroid Print

Jen Ervin Spring Forward, March, 2014

Polaroid Print

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    Spring Forward, March, 2014

    Polaroid Print

    Jen Ervin