I always (literally always, ask anyone) get a thrill out of discovering something awesome. It's that simple. Being in the right place at the right time can really mean alot. About 6-8 years ago, I developed this insatiable need to find things out. This curiosity is still rampant, and it's projects like she hit pause studios that really keep me motivated to be informed. Founded by photographer Matt Schwartz in 2002, the studio seeks to represent, it seems to me, the heady, dreamy feelings that create/permeate youth and nostalgia. A common format: the ubiquitous Polaroid, arguably the most forthright vehicle of youth and nostalgia.
I had the pleasure of meeting the photographer himself (though he probably doesn't remember me) at the Union Square Holiday Market this past December. I got a brief explanation of the process of making prints from original Polaroid photos using a transfer process. Could I explain it to you? Absolutely not. But it's the kind of thing I wish I had figured out first so we could have spoken about it like old friends. There's that insatiable curiosity again!
Oh and, BONUS: he also shoots weddings. Too good to be true? Not this time.
From the girls and dreams category...
girl in field
her in june or july
love that title.
girl with guitar case
lips and flower
girl with plane
girl with polaroids
how meta is that?!!
nude with beads
From the surfing category...
in between days - ecuador
surf cow - ecuador
surf shop - ecuador
From the props and random scenes category...
typewriter in grass
asymmetrical compositions are so aesthetically pleasing.
From the coney island category...
ice cream sign
From the flowers category...
above the dirt road - costa rica
and last but not least... a perfect beauty of a sunflower!
sunflower on film
i have an art crush on these pictures.