John Reuter - Second Impressions - Part 2 (231)
July 24, 2017•57 min
John Reuter’s professional and artistic life is tightly interwoven with the story of the Polaroid 20x24 camera and the artists that used it to bring their creative visions to life. It’s an important story worth preserving. John has has worked tirelessly to keep the 20x24 Polaroid camera alive. Part 1 of my conversation with John (found in episode 230 of the Artful Camera) contains the history of image transfer, image lift, and direct manipulation of Polaroid images. In part 2 of my conversation with John, the focus is on the artwork John created with the 20x24 Polaroid camera and the now rare Polacolor film. John reveals the creative process he used in making his evocative 20x24 Polacolor image transfers. The transfer image is just the beginning of a long process of creating many layers of “history” within the print. The process includes distressing the image and mark making with various pigments, oil pastels, and mediums. The end result is an image rich in texture and beauty. John’s images are currently on exhibit at the Palm Beach Photographic Centre until August 5, 2017. The exhibit is called John Reuter: Second Impressions, Polaroid Process to Singapore Infrared. Mentioned in this episode: John Reuter's website: http://johnreuter.com/blog/ 20x24 Studio: http://www.20x24studio.com The Polaroid 20x24 Image Transfer Process: https://youtu.be/rlos9pgah3s Jim Dine: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Dine Giotto: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giotto Rosamond Purcell: http://www.anartthatnaturemakes.com JoAnn Verburg: http://joannverburg.com Robert Rauschenberg: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Rauschenberg http://www.20x24studio.com/?page_id=2329 Chuck Close: http://chuckclose.com https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chuck_Close http://www.20x24studio.com/?p=2282 William Wegman: http://williamwegman.com/home.html Joyce Tenneson: http://www.tenneson.com https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joyce_Tenneson David Levinthal: http://www.davidlevinthal.com Tim Burton: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tim_Burton Art Kane: https://www.artkane.com https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Art_Kane Elsa Dorfman: http://www.elsadorfman.com https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elsa_Dorfman Jack Perno: http://www.jackperno.com http://www.jackperno.com/polaroid-emulsion-1 Beatrice Pediconi: http://www.beatricepediconi.com http://www.beatricepediconi.com/works/polaroids/ Palm Beach Photographic Centre: https://www.workshop.org/museum/exhibits/ Video tour of John Reuter’s Second Impressions exhibit: https://www.facebook.com/events/1342858102433943/permalink/1353500241369729/ Amon Carter Museum of American Art: http://www.cartermuseum.org http://www.cartermuseum.org/calendar/member-programs/camera-ready-the-polaroid-20x24-project This episode is sponsored by: CrumplePop - Premiere Pro and Final Cut Pro Plugins: http://crumplepop.com About the Artful Camera: Website: https://carlolson.tv Instagram: @Artful.Camera https://www.instagram.com/artful.camera/ Send an email or voicemail to Artful Camera: https://carlolson.tv/contact/ Disclaimer: some links referenced in the show notes are affiliate links. The use of affiliate links do not affect the price you pay. Artful Camera earns a small commission from each sale which help offset some of the costs involved in producing this podcast. Thank you for your support.