Friday, May 8, 2009

#499 Polaroid is Dead - so get in while you STIL can!



Do you love photography? Do you love exhibitions? Do you love polaroids? Do you love models? Do you love boobies? If you answered yes to any of those questions then do I have the perfect Saturday activity for you. My main man Steve Tilley is having a photographic exhibition named Polaroid is Dead tomorrow from 10-4 at Process PR - Suite 2, 58 Surrey Crescent, Grey Lynn. I first met Steve two years ago when he was commissioned to take photographs for an article I was writing for the now defunct FQ Men. We bonded over Dr Dre and making fun of Olivia Hemus (who, if you haven't noticed, is in just about every campaign in this city right now!!) and I've loved him ever since. I remember him telling me about his polaroid art project then - basically, he takes heaps and heaps and heaps of pictures of models and puts them all together to create a kind of life sized, slightly abstract version of the model - like the above piece, featuring a pre-famous Abbey Lee.

I'm going to the pre-exhibition party tonight so I'll take pictures and update this post later. But make sure you go tomorrow!!


7 comments:

J said...

Forgive my ignorance, but is he the chap that did the Lonely Hearts ad? It's the polaroid collage.. It's in the current NO magazine. Shit looks rad.

Isaac Likes said...

Yo! As far as I'm aware he is one and the same, but I'll have a 100% sure answer for you shortly.

Dog

Isaac Likes said...

Yo Jonny boy, just got confirmation. Steve Tilley was the man behind the Lonely Hearts shoot

J said...

Awesome, the guy has really cool ideas.

Anonymous said...

Don't mean to be a hater but there is hardly anything new about polaroid collage's of naked women, there are far better examples of this done back in the 80's.

Jack Daniel said...

I can´t get enough of Polaroids. I don´t have a Polaroid camera but I would really love to own one!!

Anonymous said...

if I was David Hockney I would be suing for plagerism