Period of Juvenile Prosperity: Brodie, Mike -Photography, Artistic -The Polaroid Kidd (Sic (X 13 Inches 60 Four-Color Plat)

Period of Juvenile Prosperity: Brodie, Mike -Photography, Artistic -The Polaroid Kidd (Sic (X 13 Inches 60 Four-Color Plat)

Twin Palms Publishers, April 2013. Oversized Hardcover. Used - Very Good / Very Good. Item #244760
ISBN: 1936611023

At 17 Mike Brodie hopped his first train close to home in Pensacola, Florida thinking he would visit a friend in Mobile, Alabama. Instead, the train took him in the opposite direction to Jacksonville, Florida. Days later he rode the same train home, arriving back where he started. Nonetheless, it sparked something in him and he began to wander across America by any means that were free "€" walking, hitchhiking, and train hopping. Shortly after his travels began he found a camera stuffed behind a car seat and began to take pictures.

He has spent years crisscrossing the U.S. documenting his experiences, now appreciated as one of the most impressive archives of personal travel photography. When asked about his approach to travel and photography he says "sometimes I take a train the wrong way or]€]whatever happens a photo will come out of it, so it doesn't really matter where I end up."

At 17 Mike Brodie hopped his first train close to his home in Pensacola, FL thinking he would visit a friend in Mobile, AL. Instead the train went in the opposite direction to Jacksonville, FL. Days later, Brodie rode the same train home, arriving back where he started. Nonetheless, it sparked something and Brodie began to wander across the U.S. by any means that were free - walking, hitchhiking and train hopping. Shortly after, Brodie found a Polaroid camera stuffed behind a carseat. With no training in photography and coke-bottle glasses, the instant camera was an opening for Brodie to document his experiences. As a way of staying in touch with his transient community, Brodie shared his pictures on various websites gaining the moniker 'The Polaroid Kidd' [sic]. When the Polaroid film he used was discontinued, Brodie switched to 35mm film and a sturdy 1980's camera. Brodie spent years crisscrossing the U.S. amassing a collection, now appreciated as one of the most impressive archives Second edition. Corners slightly bumped; else, near fine.

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