Seven Famous Photographers Who Used Polaroids
For artists such as Andy Warhol and Ansel Adams, the Polaroid SX-70 was the digital camera of its day
- By Jeff Campagna
- Smithsonian.com, February 22, 2012
(Lucas Samaras / Hirshhorn Museum, SI)
Greek multimedia artist Lucas Samaras wasn’t content to sit back and see what developed when he shot with his Polaroid SX-70. Instead he took to manipulating the colored dyes on the ejected drying photographs with whatever was handy, whether it was pins or rubber erasers. As a result, the self-portraits he often shot in his kitchen with mirrored and patterned backgrounds became even more extreme and other worldly.