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David Hockney is an English painter, draughtsman, printmaker, stage designer and photographer, and for our purposes he was also an avid polaroid photographer. Early in the 1980s, Hockney began to produce photocollages. He called them "joiners." He began at first using Polaroid prints and then later 35mm colored prints. Hockney used a many Polaroid pictures in-order to make a singled composite image. Hockney created his "joiners" accidentally. During the late 1960s he noticed that many photographers were using popular wide-angled lenses in their photography. Hockney did not like the distortion that came with wide-angled lenses. While he was working on a painting of his living room, he took Polaroid pictures of the room and glued them together. He never intended for the photographs to be a composition on its own. However, upon looking at the final composition he noticed that the glued-together photographs created a narrative, as if the viewer of the composition was moving throughout the room. Inspired, Hockney began to work more in this style of photographic compositions.
@hunahuna There are some alternatives to polaroid film! The Fujifilm Instax is a good alternative. Also, some engineers from Polaroid have started their own company and the are calling it The Impossible Project.....let me post a card about that!
@dillonk Gosh, I just love David Hockney's work. If polaroid film wasn't so expensive I'd take up projects similar to this! Here is to hoping for the return of Kodak's Polaroids!!
@Sjeanyoon I'm glad you like the work!
@hunahuna I was thinking the same thing while I was reading your description... Polaroid film is so expensive. By the way...I'm really enjoying this "joiners" project! @dillonk Thanks for the post!