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Mr. Fitzgerald's Polaroids

Sometime during this last year I stumbled upon the work of Photographer, Parker Fitzgerald. He’s a pretty darn creative soul and I believe he’s in the process of mastering Polaroid photography. (not to mention all other forms of photography 😉  He’s currently living in Portland Oregon and capturing the life that bustles around it.

Parker has willingly compiled a collection of Polaroids he feels best portrays Portland and provided a mini description for each. Since I’m here visiting this beautiful city, I thought this would be a perfect was to bring it to life.

[Taken with a Polaroid 195, using 669 film]  I shot this in the Columbia Gorge for a local Portland band
named Ezza Rose. They’re A+ in my book.

[Taken with a Polaroid 195, using ID-UV film] This is Amos, one of my best friends, and one of my
absolute favorite portraits ever.

[Taken with a Polaroid 195 and 690 film] Lindsay Josal is a Polaroid guru in her own right and one of the most inspiring photographers to me. Much as with Laura Taylor, getting the opportunity to shoot photos of her was a fulfillment of an artistic circle. I love this portrait. It captures how I see Lindsay’s spirit perfectly.

[Taken with a Polaroid 195 and 669 film] Laura Taylor is one of the first photographers I ever really followed, and I’ve known her since she was a wee girl of 16. It was a great honor to be able to take her portrait. It felt as thought important things had come full circle. This was hurriedly shot in a random neighborhood on our way to the airport. I almost missed my plane back to Portland from LA, but it all turned out alright. I wouldn’t have minded though. It definitely was worth it.

[Taken with a Polaroid 195 and 108 film.] I recently moved into a new house with my brother and have begun teaching both him and another friend a little about photography. This nice latice wall is in my front yard. It’s been in more than one recent photo haha.
[Taken with a Polaroid 180 and 108 film] My brother is probably my favorite male subject that I’ve ever shot. Since moving to Portland from Florida a few months ago, he has frequently been in front of my camera. This is one of my absolute favorites of him.

 [Taken with a Polaroid 195 and 669 film] Last year, Christina was a frequent subject of mine. She is great on either side of a camera and it’s always rewarding every time we go out for pictures. This was taken in Colorado on a freezing, foggy day just before Christmas last year. Behind my parent’s barn, down near a creek, there is a shallow valley full of redstem dogwood plants. I spent the afternoon making her freeze to death. This photo came as a result. ^_^


I might just get a chance to meet the fella while on vacation if timing works out!
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8 comments on “Mr. Fitzgerald's Polaroids

  1. Wow, these are incredible. Thanks for sharing Cassie! The portrait of Amos really stopped me in my tracks. They’re all so striking. Hope you get to meet him!

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