Rough Around The Edges: The 665 Polaroid Work of Jonathan Mannion – Milk Gallery

June 18th – July 7th, 2013


Jonathan Mannion -  Marshall Mathers  AKA Eminem  LP- © Jonathan Mannion

Milk Gallery

450 West 15th Street, New York 10011

Opening Times: Mon – Fri: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm – Sat – Sun: 11:00 am – 6:30 pm

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“Don’t get me wrong I think that is amazing what can happen when shooting digitally. It’s far easier to travel with a few memory cards than 4 Pelican cases filled with a dozen cameras. But I want to still honour the original process.” Jonathan Mannion

Running from the 18th of June until the 7th of July, at the Milk Gallery in New York, will be displaying a versatile display of portraits all shot on 665 Polaroid film by the acclaimed portrait photographer Jonathan Mannion!

Rough Around The Edges: The 665 Polaroid Work of Jonathan Mannion features photographs taken in one of Mannion’s favorite formats. Mannion describes that he likes to shoot on discontinued 665 Polaroid film and his trusty Polaroid 195 Land camera as to shooting digitally because it shows exactly what the finished product is going to look like. Printing with the Polaroid 665 film includes the negative which gives off the “rough edge” aesthetic that he looks for and provides him with those amazingly detailed photos!

For those who are unfamiliar with his name, you will no doubt would have seen some of his work. While he shoots subjects from many fields, Mannion is most known for his iconic Hip Hop photography: the portraits of DMX covered in blood for “Flesh of My Flesh, Blood of My Blood,” Ludacris’ Back For the First Time album cover, Jay Z’s “Reasonable Doubt,” Ol’ Dirty Bastard’s “Ni**a Please,” and the list goes on and on. “Classic” is definitely the word one would use to describe Mannion’s work and this upcoming exhibition at the Milk Gallery in New York will prove it.

Jonathan Mannion - “Back for the First Time” Ludacris © Jonathan Mannion

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