SX-70: Where it all began.

Even though I had been working in creative photography since 1972, I regard my first mature work to exist in the Polaroid SX-70 Imagery I began in 1974 and continued through 1980. Using techniques I refer to as SX-70 Construction and SX-70 Transfer, I utilized this medium to create these multimedia collages. My influences were clearly Surrealist painters such as Max Ernst, Rene Magritte, Dorthea Tanning and expressive painters such as Francis Bacon. Disassembling and reassembling the photograph I added collage and paint. Since all manipulations were exacted from behind, the image still retained the smooth homogeneous glossy surface when viewed from the front. I enjoyed the miniature scale of these constructions, they had an almost jewel like appearance. This body of work was one of my most exciting to create and it influences my current work to this day.