With his Polaroid SX-70 (a used camera he picked up at a yard sale for 20 Dollars), William Miller churns out not photos, but amazingly abstract works of art. The camera, as it turns out, was broken. “It sometimes spills out two pictures at a time and the film often gets stuck in the gears, exposing and mangling them in unpredictable ways,” says William.

William Miller’s Ruined Polaroids

With his Polaroid SX-70 (a used camera he picked up at a yard sale for 20 Dollars), William Miller churns out not photos, but amazingly abstract works of art. The camera, as it turns out, was broken. “It sometimes spills out two pictures at a time and the film often gets stuck in the gears, exposing and mangling them in unpredictable ways,” says William.

Ruin: just because something cannot or does not fulfill its original purpose does not mean it has not worth. Ruined Polaroids by William Miller ..

Ruin: just because something cannot or does not fulfill its original purpose does not mean it has not worth. Ruined Polaroids by William Miller ..

With his Polaroid SX-70 (a used camera he picked up at a yard sale), William Miller churns out not photos, but amazingly abstract works of art.

William Miller’s Ruined Polaroids

With his Polaroid SX-70 (a used camera he picked up at a yard sale), William Miller churns out not photos, but amazingly abstract works of art.

With his Polaroid SX-70 (a used camera he picked up at a yard sale for 20 Dollars), William Miller churns out not photos, but amazingly abstract works of art. The camera, as it turns out, was broken. “It sometimes spills out two pictures at a time and the film often gets stuck in the gears, exposing and mangling them in unpredictable ways,” says William.

William Miller’s Ruined Polaroids

With his Polaroid SX-70 (a used camera he picked up at a yard sale for 20 Dollars), William Miller churns out not photos, but amazingly abstract works of art. The camera, as it turns out, was broken. “It sometimes spills out two pictures at a time and the film often gets stuck in the gears, exposing and mangling them in unpredictable ways,” says William.

WILLIAM MILLER: THE QUIET BEAUTY OF AMERICA’S MOST POLLUTED WATERWAY

WILLIAM MILLER: THE QUIET BEAUTY OF AMERICA’S MOST POLLUTED WATERWAY

William Miller's 'ruined' polaroid - these would look amazing as printed textiles!

William Miller’s Ruined Polaroids

William Miller's 'ruined' polaroid - these would look amazing as printed textiles!

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A damaged good Photojournalist William Miller shows us what images he is able to develop using an old Polaroid SX-70 instant camera. Beautiful, ingenious, but almost completely broken.

A damaged good Photojournalist William Miller shows us what images he is able to develop using an old Polaroid SX-70 instant camera. Beautiful, ingenious, but almost completely broken.

Could inspire working over portrait photos, or locations, objects that are connected to the individual as a representation Ruined Polaroids - intentional accidents by William Miller

Could inspire working over portrait photos, or locations, objects that are connected to the individual as a representation Ruined Polaroids - intentional accidents by William Miller

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