If you are in New England, or plan on visiting Boston, this free exhibit (www.thehallwayjp.com), on display this month, and hopefully longer, is a must see. Boston is a VERY expensive city- not much there is free, believe me. Many of the beautiful images are also for sale by the artists. This past Saturday, I had the sincere pleasure of meeting Robin Halperin (www.flickr.com/robinhalp), an incredible Polaroid artist and photographer, who had her Sharpee Infused Polaroid series, and Polaroid 365 photographs on display, along with the works of other artists. One of them is John Steck, Jr. , who has worked with the legendary 20×24 Polaroid camera.
The Hallway Gallery literally is in, well, a hallway. It is bright and cheery, and in the beautiful, trendy Jamaica Plain neighborhood of Boston, where I was born, and where my mother grew up. Back to the exhibit: there are ALL kinds of Polaroids here- manipulations, 20×24’s, expired, Impossible, Fuji. Exquisite images-
As I told Robin, she has a creative flair, as you can see by her Sharpee Infused Polaroid above, of a Volvo. Either you have it, which I don’t, or you do. Robin does!
Exhibits like these can really get the creative juices flowing. Right down to presentation, arrangements, matting, and framing.
I highly recommend this beautiful exhibit. You could spend hours marveling at the images, while becoming inspired. If you are not in New England, and a Polaroid exhibit comes to town, get out there, and talk to the artists, like Robin. Human interaction, as opposed to Internet interaction, has no equal. Nor does the Polaroid.