America’s Beautiful Offering. ~ Polaroids by Robert Sturman

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on Jul 4, 2012
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The Magnificent Music Befriends the World.

B.B. Kings Blues Hall ~ Memphis, Tennessee


The Unknown Bluesman ~ New Orleans


Blues City Cafe ~ Memphis, Tennessee


Dr. John


Juke Joint ~ Memphis, Tennessee


James Andrews on the Second Line ~ New Orleans


B.B. King


Fats Domino ~ New Orleans

You don’t have to be a patriot to blow a trumpet about this one.

Happy Fourth of July

All images created using a Polaroid process in which the artist carves into the images before the emulsions harden. No paint or photoshop has been used in any of the artwork. This technique became extinct when Polaroid closed it’s doors in 2009.

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4 Responses to “America’s Beautiful Offering. ~ Polaroids by Robert Sturman”

  1. Mamaste says:

    Love these polaroids. Thanks Robert.

  2. Robert_Piper says:

    Great work Robert!

  3. Beautiful work! Wow!

  4. yogijulian says: