Category Archives: Reuter Images

The Polaroid Polacolor Image Transfer process was extremely popular among photographers and artists in the 1990s and 2000s. ┬áNot many have seen Image Transfers as large as 5×6 feet. ┬áJohn Reuter began making 20×24 Image Transfers in the early 1980s and expanded the format in 1987 with his first 9 panel transfers mounted on canvas […]

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Back in the early 2000s, before Polaroid began its slow final slide, some very interesting products were released. The square peel part format was reborn, and the most amazing film was Type 85 Positive/Negative. A square cousin to the revered Type 665, this film was the alternative photographer’s dream. Coupled with the Holga camera and […]

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John Reuter’ essay in the new book “The Polaroid Years: Instant Photography and Experimentation”. When I began working artistically with Polaroid materials in the 1970s, I had already been exposed to their magic. My father was the quintessential Polaroid photographer, purchasing a camera every several years and two packs of film at each holiday or […]

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My first semester of grad school at the University of Iowa was an exciting time. I was in transition from silver based photography to alternative techniques and Polaroid SX-70. In the fall of 1975 I was invited into the lab of the Intermedia Program run by Hans Breder. They had a device called the Video […]

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