Thursday, May 12, 2016


William Miller | Ruined Polaroids

We are pleased to announce the representation of William Miller, and to make available to the market the Ruined Polaroids series from 2011.

Throughout 2011, William Miller experimented with a broken Polaroid SX-70 camera, producing polaroid images, that were essentially partially destroyed by the camera's malfunctioning. With a little ingenuity and finesse in controlling only some aspects of the process, Miller has produced a series of photographs that are colorful abstractions, with the majority of representation of the real world removed. The magic of chance performs a key role here, with each polaroid effected by the idiosyncrasies of the camera and film. In some respects, one might say that the photographs function as portraits of the process of the polaroid

"This project, Ruined Polaroids, is an unintended exploration into the three-dimensional physical character of an antiquated photographic medium that touches on subjects from the artistic value of chance, to questions of what constitutes a photograph. I say unintended because what I'm focusing on here is a technological anomaly. The failure of a process."—William Miller

The polaroids are reproduced as archival pigment prints. The scale is increased, accentuating the depth of color and visibility of the dispersion of ink in the original polaroid material.

The Ruined Polaroids series can be viewed HERE

Please contact the gallery for pricing and availability. 

William Miller (American, b. 1969) is a native New Yorker, and a graduate of the photography program at Bard College. He is a veteran photojournalist, with his work having been reproduced in Saveur, Harpers, Paris Match, Spin, GQ, New York Post and Daily News among others. His fine art photographs have been exhibited in a number of galleries in the US, and been featured on Huffington Post, Juxtapoz Magazine, Wired, Lensculture and other notable online platforms. In 2011 he was awarded the Celeste Prize for Photography. William Miller lives and works in New York. 

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