Marc H Miller & Bettie Ringma, Selling Polaroids in the Bars of Amsterdam, 1980, Lecturis (NL), 216-Page Book, 2023


Size: 9 x 11 inches

“What started as a simple business model (camera + alcohol = money) eventually resulted in a remarkable record of a juncture in culture as Amsterdam transitioned from the late 70s to the early 80s. Over four decades later, these pictures—produced with a SX 70 Sonar Autofocus which is now considered iconic—have become part of the collection of the City Archives, which means they are now part of Amsterdam’s collective memory. But the particular fashion and style of the sitters’ outfits and makeup—colors well preserved in the idiosyncratic medium of the Polaroid—also make these images a valuable addition to the history of art.”

— Erik Vroons, Lens Culture Magazine – 9/6/23


Bettie Ringma Bettie Ringma & Marc H Miller, Selling Polaroids in the Bars of Amsterdam, 1980 Marc H. Miller Marc H. Miller