Tuesday, 1 May 2012


Jesse with Flower by Patti Smith, 2003 unique Polaroid©

Patricia Lee "Patti" Smith (born December 30, 1946) American singer-songwriter, poet, photographer and visual artist.

The above photograph is part of a captivating selection of 70 intimate black and white photographs from "Patti Smith: Camera Solo," the artists first museum exhibition of photography in the United States. Using her vintage Land 100 and 200 Polaroid camera, Smith was inspired by her connections to poetry and literature as well as personal subjects such as Arthur Rimbaud's silverware and a porcelain cup that belonged to her father. "Camera Solo" ran from October 21, 2011 to February 19, 2012 at The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art in Hartford, Connecticut. You can still purchase the accompanying catalogue through the museum's website or from amazon.co.uk/amazon.com and to view more photographs from the exhibition click here.

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