Portfolios of Altered Polaroid SX-70 Photography 1978-2006 Fine Art Prints & Licensing
Michael Going, Los Angeles based photographic artist, has long been internationally recognized as the leading innovator of altered Polaroid SX-70 photography. Cited as the "Master of the Manipulated Polaroid" (Photo District News), Going was first celebrated for ground breaking editorial essays for Sports Illustrated, Time and many other leading national publications as well as advertising campaigns for Hyatt resorts and other prominent companies. His unique vision has been profiled in leading publications such as Communication Arts, American Photographer and numerous others. Since 1978 he has created a vast body of work including essays on Paris, New York, Los Angeles, Hawaii and numerous other subjects and explorations. Mr. Going's work is in museums such as Maison Europeene de la Photographie in Paris, corporate collections such as the Polaroid Corporation and Frito-Lay as well as numerous private collections. Going has taught at schools such as Art Center College of Design and the Academy of Art University. He is currently teaching at Barnsdall Art Center in Hollywood. Michael most recent series is of Los Angeles (Downtown & Hollywood) Signed limited edition prints of his work are available. Images are available for stock licensing. In 2006 Polaroid Corp stopped making the film that made this style possible ending an era. The photographs here are now a finite body of work..Read more about the process and artist statement.
"He has taken an instant film medium a step further and turns it into impressionistic art" -Communication Arts
photographs © 1978-2011 Michael Going. All Rights Reserved