The UWS Polaroid Project

Friday, January 22nd, 2010


Today we welcome guest blogger Jamie Beck, an Upper West Side photographer.  She has taken some fabulous photos of our beloved neighborhood… read on to learn about her UWS Polaroid Project and enjoy her photos.

Manhattan’s Upper West Side is synonymous with timelessness.  Photographing something timeless allows the photographer to choose how to capture these moments and share them, either referencing a time passed or the present.  While nothing can last forever, the look of it may be able to transcend time and place, and come to rest in a space more suited for our memories than reality.  I headed out one winter’s weekend in New York for a walk around my neighborhood to capture the places and sights that stand to represent an area of New York, and for me, a certain time in my life.  I shot these nine images with my Polaroid 440 Land Camera and black and white instant film.


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