From Polaroid to paint

More reference material from WR Watkins’ archive. He was an early adopter of the Polaroid camera. This snapshot closely resembles the final watercolor from the late 1950’s. It’s hard to tell whether Watkins painted from the photograph or merely used it to document his sittings, but it’s interesting to see how he embellished the background.

WR Watkins polaroid of model in green sarongWR Watkins red-haired woman in green sarong c1950s

Posted Wednesday, April 21st, 2010 under W Reginald Watkins, William Reginald Watkins, photography.

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