Gary Baseman gets his Polaroid on

"Instant Revolution," the first in a series of shows organized by The Impossible Project to commemorate the launch of Polaroid Classic line, opens tonight at the Projects's NYC Space. The exhibit features the photos five artists who captured moments on the last original Polaroid Spectra film production run, circa 2008. The artists? Actor James Franco, fashion icon Maripol, documentary photographer Mary Ellen Mark, cult still photo artist Jennifer Juniper Stratford, and… Gary Baseman?!? Yes, the Gary Baseman.

As seen above, Baseman treated the project like a mixed media piece and — strangely — his work flows seamlessly in with the other contributors. Baseman has commented that he wanted to use the camera like he originally did in the 70s and 80s, as a means "to capture an immediate memory" and as a means towards "truth-finding and free expression."

"Instant Revolution" opens February 9th and runs through March 23rd at The Impossible Project Space NYC, 425 Broadway, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10013. More information can be found at: http://www.the-impossible-project.com/projects/exhibitions/

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