If Polaroid pictures, New York City, Andy Warhol and naked girls don’t make for a heady mix, what does? Since its inception Polaroid photographs have been a new frontier in capturing immediacy, raw emotion and true personality. Swiss photographer Edo Bertoglio showcases some of the gritty moments caught with his Polaroid camera in this compelling book, New York Polaroids 1976-1989. Narrating his time spent in the Big Apple, the photographer - who frequented historical clubs like CBGB and Studio 54 - displays an illuminating collection of candid shots that include Madonna, Debbie Harry, Andy Warhol, Grace Jones, Arto Lindsay, Glenn O’Brien, John Lurie, plus many others.

Alongside an archive of what could be seen as a who’s-who of New York in the '80s, the photographer tells of his and wife Maripol’s first real emotional experience of the city, explaining:

Everything started between 5th and 34th Street, on a clear and cold afternoon…all of a sudden we hugged, with tears in our eyes, terrified by the metropolis, by our own loneliness and the lack of stable work. Attempting to overcome our own feelings, we walked right up to the 86th floor of the Empire State Building where the warmth of the light eventually welcomed us and showed to us the very essence of the city…it was certainly clear that New York was the only place where we wanted to stay. That city was going to be the luminous background of my photographs.

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