Jeremy Kost has been shooting Polaroids of hot guys for a while now. He began this recent project in 2011 kind of by accident, usually the way great things start. He got a multiple exposure after a shot of film got stuck in the camera. It’s proved to be both an aesthetic –and logistical experiment– for Kost who told Interview;
“I never know what the colors are going to be like until the first frame is shot. Even then, you start to get these chemical errors where the chemicals don’t spread across the image. The multiple exposure is almost like a collage collapsed into one frame. It’s all done in the Polaroid. There’s no digital, there’s no retouching, there’s no manipulation. It’s all one layer.”
Last night, he had a book signing at BookMarc on Bleeker for Fractured, his new book featuring this work. And a limited edition of prints, on exhibit at the Calvin Klein Collection, 654 Madison, are available on Paddle 8. The proceeds will benefit ACRIA, to help those living with HIV/AIDS. And for more cute, mostly naked guys, you can follow Jeremy on Instagram here.