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

Imogen + Hermiane Pembroke Studios, London 30th July 1982 (David Hockney, Composite Polaroid 31 1/2” x 24 1/2”, © David Hockney)

Christopher Makos, Andy with SX-70 and Konica (undated)

Andy with SX-70 and Konica
(Christopher Makos)
American photographer Christopher Makos is credited with teaching Andy Warhol how to use a camera. Makos used his SX-70 to capture this meta shot of pop artist Andy Warhol holding a Konica in one hand and a Polaroid SX-70 in the other. "The Polaroid was so cool at the time,” Makos told Polaroid in 2010, “we would all just take pictures of each other and pass them around, sort of the way that people pass around images on Facebook, writing on their wall, poking them––I think you get the picture!"

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