by Charles Schultz
The sixty-eight Polaroid prints hang at shoulder height, encased in neat cream colored frames that run in a line along the walls of the intimate gallery space. The lighting is arranged such that a gentle illumination spreads across the pictures setting the mood of the installation in the calm eloquence of serenity.
By Will Heinrich
After Polaroid gave him one of its new SX-70s to play around with in 1973, the inventive Greek-born photographer spent a good part of the next three years making hundreds of whimsical three-inch-square self-portraits that he called “Photo-Transformations.”
by Robert Pincus-Witten
... through Samaras’s important “AutoPolaroids,” 1969–71, a series comprising thousands of black-and-white and color Polaroids, sixty-three examples of which were recently on view at Craig F. Starr Gallery...
by Loring Knoblauch
Lucas Samaras made his first AutoPolaroid in 1969, a black and white image of himself standing naked and turned away, his reflection captured in a mirror hanging on the back of a door in his apartment. On its own, as experimental first steps go, the photograph isn’t particularly original or risky, but the picture marks the beginning of a groundbreaking self investigation project that would envelop Samaras for the next two years.