That’s a Camera

Elsa Dorfman, Who Made Art With Giant Polaroids, Dies at 83

She used a 200-pound camera for her natural portraits of everyday subjects and celebrities — even while Polaroid, outpaced by technology, was fast going out of business.

“she was smitten with the Polaroid’s power to render a painting-size image so rapidly that she and her subject could watch the likeness materialize together before their eyes. “I was in love,” she said.”

Iron Rails, going places

Iron Rails, going places

“Could have stayed somewhere, but train tracks kept going
It seems like they always left soon
And the people he ran with, they moaned low and painful
Sang sad misereres to the moon”
– Josh Ritter, ‘Harrisburg’