Antonio Lopez thrilled both the fashion and art worlds with his mesmerising illustrations during the 1970s and 80s. Gracing the pages of such publications Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, Elle and Interview. But a lesser known part of his work is the hundreds of candid Polaroids he took with the help of a Kodak Instamatic. The cast of characters and unusual muses that passed through his studio day and night were all captured, chronicled and catalogued. The book Instamatics shares those images in never before published Polaroids and like his friend Andy Warhol, had an eye for potential talent. Jerry Hall, Jessica Lange, Grace Jones and Divine to name a few, that have graced Antonio's humour filled and at times, erotic snapshots. Instamatics by Antonio Lopez is published by Twin Palms Publishers (November 30, 2011) and is available from Amazon.
|Jessica Lange, Paris, 1974|
|Divine (Polaroids), New York City, 1978|
|Blue Water Series: Pat Cleveland, Paris, 1975|
|Men in Showers Series|
Karl Lagerfeld, New York City, 1976