“The Polaroid” – Exhibit, The Hallway Gallery, Boston’s Jamaica Plain Neighborhood- March, 2011

The Polaroid - The Hallway, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, March, 2011

The Polaroid - The Hallway, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, March, 2011

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, Front Window- Polaroid Heaven

The Hallway, Front Window- Polaroid Heaven

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-

2011, Robin Halperin, rah photography, Boston, MA

2011, Robin Halperin, rah photography, Boston, MA

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!

Polaroid 365

Polaroid 365

Exhibits like these can really get the creative juices flowing. Right down to presentation, arrangements, matting, and framing.

John Steck, Jr. 20x24's

John Steck, Jr. 20x24's

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.

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2 thoughts on ““The Polaroid” – Exhibit, The Hallway Gallery, Boston’s Jamaica Plain Neighborhood- March, 2011

  1. Arthur,
    Thank you for writing and compiling such an extensive review of the show.
    It was a pleasure to meet you, and to share the love of instant photography.

    • You are so welcome, Robin. It was my pleasure to meet you, and experience your Polaroid art first hand. I hope you will keep coming back here for my thoughts and experiences with the Polaroid format. Please take a look at my black and whites from Worcester and Fitchburg in last month’s blog articles, for a sample of some of my work.

      -Arthur

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