At 17 Mike Brodie wandered across the U.S. any way he could for free. He walked, hitchhiked and train hopped. Shortly after, Brodie found a Polaroid camera stuffed behind a carseat. With no training in photography, Brodie’s early work was all shot on a Polaroid. When the Polaroid film he used was discontinued, he switched to 35mm film. He then spent years crisscrossing the U.S. amassing a collection of imagery that’s now regarded as one of the most impressive archives of American travel photography.
We had no word from Brodie until now. He is finally releasing a book of all of his early Polaroid work called Tones of Dirt and Bone. Available now at Twin Palms Publishers.
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