The End of the Monster Polaroid

20×24 Studio (the home of large-format instant photography) announced this week that it will be ending production operations next year. While many might not know about it, an enormous version of the Polaroid camera was invented in the late ’70s in order to show consumers the quality of the brand’s large-format film, and while it (understandably) wasn’t a model that caught on for the mainstream—the …

Interview: Matthew Brandt

The experimental photographer makes images combining acid burnouts, velvet and cocaine

While his imagesmade from bubblegum, honeybees and toothpastequickly grabbed the attention of collectors and curators worldwide, LA-based artist Matthew Brandt continued to explore the potential of other curious media in order to challenge the boundaries of what can be understood and accepted as photographic. With a recent show called “Velvet and Bubble Wrap” at LA’s M+B gallery, his first solo museum show”Sticky/Dusty/Wet”at the Columbus Museum …

Interview: Eric Yahnker

The LA-based artist on his satirical work, his philosophy and what it's like to kiss a skeleton

Los Angeles-based artist and former South Park animator Eric Yahnker is known for his highly skilled, large-scale drawings that use humor as a platform for his social and political views. In his current exhibition—called “Ebony & Benghazi”—currently on display at Ambach and Rice, Yahnker continues his satirical commentary on Western culture. CH took advantage of the rare opportunity to bring out some coveted original Polaroid …