When I Think of My Boys © 2016 Tina Weitz
A Continuation of My Pola-Vision Series
I was elated and somber at the same time as I cracked out 10 of the unopened boxes of time-zero Polaroid film I had shipped from the final days of the US factory manufacture in 2005. The film expired in 2006.
To hear that click and whirrrrrrr from my old SX70 camera. To see the magic appear. To continue a vision near to your heart. All the things that make me a photographer. I had a wonderful day in my analogue world.
Beauty Rituals © Tina Weitz
I am excited to say I have another image featured in the most recent Blur Magazine via the current A Smith Gallery exhibition juried by editor, Michael Kirchoff.
“Once again, I happily share with you my selections for the latest issue of Blur Magazine. The Feb/March issue (#47) of Blur is now live and ready to download here… http://www.blur-magazine.com/shop/issue-47
Inside this issue you’ll find stunning imagery from Robert Moran, Matthew Lawson Magruder, Katharina Ira Fotografie, as well as other equally talented individuals provided by the rest of the Blur team. I’m also happy to report an added section devoted to the “flawed” exhibit of instant film images from the A Smith Gallery Hope you enjoy, and as always, sincere thanks for checking it out!”
The exhibition will be on view through March 6, 2016, so if you are in Johnson City, please stop by A Smith Gallery to see the artworks, say hello to Kevin and Amanda and enjoy.
Many thanks to the City of Austin and the Terrazas Library for showcasing my Polaroid images during the 2015 East Austin Studio Tour and for a few months thereafter. It is an honor to offer art to my local community. Ten large format framed prints were installed in the public meeting room and 7 other artworks were placed throughout the library. My favorite space at this library is the children’s reading section. I like that Aloha Spirit was featured here so that children would dream of going to Hawaii as I do. Also, a big thank you to all of the library staff for being so warm and excited to share my work.
flawed: an instant film exhibition
Beauty Rituals © Tina Weitz
featuring juror, Michael Kirchoff, will be on view at ASmith Gallery
January 15 through March 6, 2016. I am grateful and excited to be included in this instant (magic) imagery.
receptions | January 30 & February 27, 2016 4 to 7pm
103 N Nugent Ave, Johnson City, TX 78636
about the image:
From the days of fresh Polaroid time-zero film and the hand-manipulation of the chemicals within. I often did this within 24 hours of a shoot, by heating the surface of the print with a hair dryer to increase the pressure sensitivity of the magic happening directly beneath the thin top surface. My tool of choice, a barbecue skewer – scraping and shaping the facets of the image to my pleasing.
Beauty Rituals is a comment on the daily peacock rituals expected of beauty and today’s “modern” woman. These items were pulled from my own makeup drawers in the powder room from my (then) daily quest of this concept.
Today is the day! Blur Magazine has come out with Issue 46 featuring my time-zero Polaroid images. Look under the Instantion Section to find the write-up showcasing my Pola-Vision series.
I am beyond honored and humbled. The quality and vision of the photographers in this issue has taken my breath. I am re-inspired all over again in the pursuit of bringing images to life.
Many thanks to each of the editors, writers, designers, photographers and artistic visionaries who made this issue possible. Photography is alive and well.
Below: Print of Grandmother Cora Williams glasses and handkerchief on time-zero expired Polaroid film.
Cora © 2015
I am part of the current Homecoming exhibit at Flatbed Press and Gallery which was recently mentioned in Glasstire’s TOP FIVE exhibitions and art events across the state of Texas. Flatbed has worked with many artists in many disciplines to create some of the finest printmaking in the nation. I am honored to be included. I have on display an image captured in Johnson City, Texas with instax film titled “Bandito Roy”. On exhibit through December 14.
Always loving the degradation of chemicals. Another day embracing the final supply of film. From my Pola-Vision Series.
Ruthie’s Rosenthal © 2015 Tina Weitz
Campy Camper © 2013 Tina Weitz
I have been asked to exhibit my Pola-Vision Series on the second floor of the Faulk Central Library during this year’s West Austin Studio Tour in May 2015. Ten large format Polaroid Time Zero print images shot with vintage SX70 cameras will be on display for the tour, and continue to be on exhibit through June.
A bit of history on the library: The Austin Public Library opened in 1926. The present Central Library building was constructed in 1979. In 1995 the Central Library was renamed John Henry Faulk Central Library in honor of local writer and free speech hero John Henry Faulk. As the main library, Faulk Central serves as the reference and collection backbone for the entire Austin Public Library system.
Thank you City of Austin and the Library for this opportunity.