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2019 SPE Annual Conference: The Myths of Photography and the American Dream / Major support by The Joy Family Legacy Foundation

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Devyn Gaudet

SPE Member since 2010
Member Chapter: South Central

Somewhere in Texas

Somewhere in Texas is an artist book compiled in an old Kodak 4x5 film box consisting of 1 vintage Big Bend postcard and 16 polaroid transfers. The Texas landscape is one that constantly changes as you drive across the state, yet also stays familiar—as if something we have seen before. The project Somewhere in Texas aims to harness that familiarity, and enhance it, through the use of the snapshot aesthetic and the Polaroid camera. The Polaroid is considered an amateur camera, and therefore its images are accessible to the viewer, and create a sense of nostalgia. Not only through the muted hues, and range of tones, but also the Polaroid camera itself and the physical images it produces. This book mimics the "shoebox" collection of images. It is a memento, it is an object, and it is a guide for the viewer through this short trip.

Somewhere in Texas

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Downtown Electra

Downtown Electra

6M Grocery

La Fe


PawPaw's Fireworks

Public Parking

Texas Camel

Side of the Road

Diamond Mart

Answered Prayers

Another Man's Cow


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