Polaroidpolaroids, 2, 2012
The decline of a medium - Robin Waarts fascination with Polaroid combines an interest in every aspect of instant photography: the specifics of colour, natural imperfections, the fading and decay that are inherent to the material itself and, specifically, its fading out as a medium and brand. Flashing back: collecting and recollection go hand in hand.
The final and largest project, Polaroidpolaroids (1, 2), showcases the Polaroid cameras diversity and Waarts persistance in finding as many models as possible, first organizing them by production year and type (111 Polaroidpolaroids in the collection of the NYPL) and a second series of 157 Polaroidpolaroids precisely tracking the development of his collection, alongside several other Polaroid works.
The documentation on "(almost) all my little polaroids, 2012" is available (firstname.lastname@example.org)