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Branded. Floyd County, Texas.

2019-2020. Taryn Okesson, Polaroid Emulsion Lift on 6×6 acid free 246 lb paper.

Cotton Field. Leroy, Alabama.

2019-2020. Taryn Okesson, Polaroid Emulsion Lift on 6×6 acid free 246 lb paper.

In the Grass. Abilene, Texas.

2019-2020. Taryn Okesson, Polaroid Emulsion Lift on 6×6 acid free 246 lb paper.

The Walking Tree. Palo Duro Canyon, Texas.

2019-2020. Taryn Okesson, Polaroid Emulsion Lift on 6×6 acid free 246 lb paper.

Texas’s Son. Abilene, Texas.

2019-2020. Taryn Okesson, Polaroid Emulsion Lift on 6×6 acid free 246 lb paper.

Triumph. Wichita Falls, Texas.

2019-2020. Taryn Okesson, Polaroid Emulsion Lift on 6×6 acid free 246 lb paper.

Where the Tourists Don’t Go. Tombstone, Arizona.

2019-2020. Taryn Okesson, Polaroid Emulsion Lift on 6×6 acid free 246 lb paper.

Lazy Pelicans. Grand Isle State Park, Louisiana.

2019-2020. Taryn Okesson, Polaroid Emulsion Lift on 6×6 acid free 246 lb paper.

Pecan Grove. Artesia, New Mexico.

2019-2020. Taryn Okesson, Polaroid Emulsion Lift on 6×6 acid free 246 lb paper.

Feed Yard. Texas Panhandle.

2019-2020. Taryn Okesson, Polaroid Emulsion Lift on 6×6 acid free 246 lb paper.

There Are Still Two. French Quarter, New Orleans.

2019-2020. Taryn Okesson, Polaroid Emulsion Lift on 6×6 acid free 246 lb paper.

Dried Flowers. Palo Duro Canyon, Texas

2019-2020. Taryn Okesson, Polaroid Emulsion Lift on 6×6 acid free 246 lb paper.

Road Hunt. Abilene, Texas.

2019-2020. Taryn Okesson, Polaroid Emulsion Lift on 6×6 acid free 246 lb paper.

The View Looking Back. Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge, Oklahoma.

2019-2020. Taryn Okesson, Polaroid Emulsion Lift on 6×6 acid free 246 lb paper.

Street Mother. Abilene, Texas.

2019-2020. Taryn Okesson, Polaroid Emulsion Lift on 6×6 acid free 246 lb paper.

Tourist Voodoos. Laura Plantation, Louisiana.

2019-2020. Taryn Okesson, Polaroid Emulsion Lift on 6×6 acid free 246 lb paper.

The Land Remembers. Black Kettle National Grasslands, Oklahoma.

2019-2020. Taryn Okesson, Polaroid Emulsion Lift on 6×6 acid free 246 lb paper.

Tumbleweed. Whitewater Draw, New Mexico.

2019-2020. Taryn Okesson, Polaroid Emulsion Lift on 6×6 acid free 246 lb paper.

Relics on the Border. Columbus, New Mexico.

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Saguaro in the Golden Hour. Fountain Hills, Arizona.

2019-2020. Taryn Okesson, Polaroid Emulsion Lift on 6×6 acid free 246 lb paper.

Neapolitan Ice Cream. Death Valley, California.

2019-2020. Taryn Okesson, Polaroid Emulsion Lift on 6×6 acid free 246 lb paper.

Vintage Boots. Death Valley, California.

2019-2020. Taryn Okesson, Polaroid Emulsion Lift on 6×6 acid free 246 lb paper.

Mother Earth’s Colors. Death Valley, California.

2019-2020. Taryn Okesson, Polaroid Emulsion Lift on 6×6 acid free 246 lb paper.

Moon Watch. Organ Pipe National Monument, Arizona.

2019-2020. Taryn Okesson, Polaroid Emulsion Lift on 6×6 acid free 246 lb paper.

Saguaro Variation. Organ Pipe National Monument, Arizona.

2019-2020. Taryn Okesson, Polaroid Emulsion Lift on 6×6 acid free 246 lb paper.

On the Horizon. Texas Panhandle.

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Jailhouse, Courtland, Arizona.

2019-2020. Taryn Okesson, Polaroid Emulsion Lift on 6×6 acid free 246 lb paper.

Horse Graveyard. Pima County, Arizona.

2019-2020. Taryn Okesson, Polaroid Emulsion Lift on 6×6 acid free 246 lb paper.

Death Valley Raven. Furnace Creek, California.

2019-2020. Taryn Okesson, Polaroid Emulsion Lift on 6×6 acid free 246 lb paper.

Mojave Coyote. Death Valley, California.

2019-2020. Taryn Okesson, Polaroid Emulsion Lift on 6×6 acid free 246 lb paper.

Mojave Moon. Death Valley, California.

2019-2020. Taryn Okesson, Polaroid Emulsion Lift on 6×6 acid free 246 lb paper.

Mountains. Death Valley, California.

2019-2020. Taryn Okesson, Polaroid Emulsion Lift on 6×6 acid free 246 lb paper.

Those Roots. Guadalupe River State Park, Texas.

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Breath. Del Norte Coast Redwoods State Park, California.

2019-2020. Taryn Okesson, Polaroid Emulsion Lift on 6×6 acid free 246 lb paper.

Grow. Fresno County, California.

2019-2020. Taryn Okesson, Polaroid Emulsion Lift on 6×6 acid free 246 lb paper.

Plague Ship. Oakland Park, California.

2019-2020. Taryn Okesson, Polaroid Emulsion Lift on 6×6 acid free 246 lb paper.

Watering the West. Cochise County, Arizona.

2019-2020. Taryn Okesson, Polaroid Emulsion Lift on 6×6 acid free 246 lb paper.

Tenacious Mountain Tree. Gilda National Forest, New Mexico.

2019-2020. Taryn Okesson, Polaroid Emulsion Lift on 6×6 acid free 246 lb paper.

A Desert Mystery. High Lonesome Rd, Cochise County, Arizona.

2019-2020. Taryn Okesson, Polaroid Emulsion Lift on 6×6 acid free 246 lb paper.

Going Home to Mexico After School. New Mexico/ Mexico Border

2019-2020. Taryn Okesson, Polaroid Emulsion Lift on 6×6 acid free 246 lb paper.

Something Old. Nebraska.

2019-2020. Taryn Okesson, Polaroid Emulsion Lift on 6×6 acid free 246 lb paper.

Light. Monterey Bay Aquarium, California.

2019-2020. Taryn Okesson, Polaroid Emulsion Lift on 6×6 acid free 246 lb paper.

Coastline. Big Sur, California.

2019-2020. Taryn Okesson, Polaroid Emulsion Lift on 6×6 acid free 246 lb paper.

Chinatown View, San Francisco, California.

2019-2020. Taryn Okesson, Polaroid Emulsion Lift on 6×6 acid free 246 lb paper.

Border Wall. Organ Pipe National Monument, Arizona.

2019-2020. Taryn Okesson, Polaroid Emulsion Lift on 6×6 acid free 246 lb paper.

Feels. Redwood National Forest, California.

2019-2020. Taryn Okesson, Polaroid Emulsion Lift on 6×6 acid free 246 lb paper.

Quick Look. Grand Canyon, Desert View Drive, Arizona.

2019-2020. Taryn Okesson, Polaroid Emulsion Lift on 6×6 acid free 246 lb paper.

Green. Orick, California.

2019-2020. Taryn Okesson, Polaroid Emulsion Lift on 6×6 acid free 246 lb paper.

A Lot Going On Here. Amargosa Valley, Nevada.

2019-2020. Taryn Okesson, Polaroid Emulsion Lift on 6×6 acid free 246 lb paper.

Perfect Tree. City of Rocks State Park, New Mexico.

2019-2020. Taryn Okesson, Polaroid Emulsion Lift on 6×6 acid free 246 lb paper.

Light. Chetco River, Oregon.

2019-2020. Taryn Okesson, Polaroid Emulsion Lift on 6×6 acid free 246 lb paper.

Reflections. Harris Beach State Park, Oregon.

2019-2020. Taryn Okesson, Polaroid Emulsion Lift on 6×6 acid free 246 lb paper.

Dirt Road. Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge, Arizona.

2019-2020. Taryn Okesson, Polaroid Emulsion Lift on 6×6 acid free 246 lb paper.

Vintage Boots II. Navajo National Monument, Arizona.

2019-2020. Taryn Okesson, Polaroid Emulsion Lift on 6×6 acid free 246 lb paper.

Wildflowers. Sonoran Desert, North Phoenix.

2019-2020. Taryn Okesson, Polaroid Emulsion Lift on 6×6 acid free 246 lb paper.

Road Through Fire. Valley of Fire, Nevada.

2019-2020. Taryn Okesson, Polaroid Emulsion Lift on 6×6 acid free 246 lb paper.

Harsh Light. Fountain Hills, Arizona.

2019-2020. Taryn Okesson, Polaroid Emulsion Lift on 6×6 acid free 246 lb paper.

One-Way Views. Carlsbad Caverns National Park, New Mexico.

2019-2020. Taryn Okesson, Polaroid Emulsion Lift on 6×6 acid free 246 lb paper.

Elk. Orick, California.

2019-2020. Taryn Okesson, Polaroid Emulsion Lift on 6×6 acid free 246 lb paper.

Textures. Big Sur, California.

2019-2020. Taryn Okesson, Polaroid Emulsion Lift on 6×6 acid free 246 lb paper.

Desert Treasure. North Phoenix, Arizona.

2019-2020. Taryn Okesson, Polaroid Emulsion Lift on 6×6 acid free 246 lb paper.

Crab. Los Osos, California.

2019-2020. Taryn Okesson, Polaroid Emulsion Lift on 6×6 acid free 246 lb paper.

Eating Pavement. Hillsboro, New Mexico.

2019-2020. Taryn Okesson, Polaroid Emulsion Lift on 6×6 acid free 246 lb paper.

Hillside. Mendocino County, California.

2019-2020. Taryn Okesson, Polaroid Emulsion Lift on 6×6 acid free 246 lb paper.

Choking. Sequoia National Park, California.

2019-2020. Taryn Okesson, Polaroid Emulsion Lift on 6×6 acid free 246 lb paper.

Secrets. Montana de Oro State Park, California.

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Street Art. Mobile, Alabama.

2019-2020. Taryn Okesson, Polaroid Emulsion Lift on 6×6 acid free 246 lb paper.

Roadside Charm. Mendocino, California.

2019-2020. Taryn Okesson, Polaroid Emulsion Lift on 6×6 acid free 246 lb paper.

Octopus. Monterey Bay Aquarium, California.

2019-2020. Taryn Okesson, Polaroid Emulsion Lift on 6×6 acid free 246 lb paper.

Rain. Mendocino County, California.

2019-2020. Taryn Okesson, Polaroid Emulsion Lift on 6×6 acid free 246 lb paper.

California Ground Squirrel. Morro Bay, California.

2019-2020. Taryn Okesson, Polaroid Emulsion Lift on 6×6 acid free 246 lb paper.

The Alamo. San Antonio, Texas.

2019-2020. Taryn Okesson, Polaroid Emulsion Lift on 6×6 acid free 246 lb paper.

Sea Lion. Monterey Bay, California.

2019-2020. Taryn Okesson, Polaroid Emulsion Lift on 6×6 acid free 246 lb paper.

Cactus Wren. Tucson, Arizona.

2019-2020. Taryn Okesson, Polaroid Emulsion Lift on 6×6 acid free 246 lb paper.

Desert Bloom. Brawley, California.

2019-2020. Taryn Okesson, Polaroid Emulsion Lift on 6×6 acid free 246 lb paper.

Texture Rows. Wildrose Charcoal Kilns, Death Valley, California.

2019-2020. Taryn Okesson, Polaroid Emulsion Lift on 6×6 acid free 246 lb paper.

Otter. Morro Bay, California.

2019-2020. Taryn Okesson, Polaroid Emulsion Lift on 6×6 acid free 246 lb paper.

Hoping for Bats. Austin, Texas.

2019-2020. Taryn Okesson, Polaroid Emulsion Lift on 6×6 acid free 246 lb paper.

Light. Flemingsberg, Kentucky.

2019-2020. Taryn Okesson, Polaroid Emulsion Lift on 6×6 acid free 246 lb paper.

Orange. Porterville, California.

2019-2020. Taryn Okesson, Polaroid Emulsion Lift on 6×6 acid free 246 lb paper.

Lunch Guest. Davenport, California.

2019-2020. Taryn Okesson, Polaroid Emulsion Lift on 6×6 acid free 246 lb paper.

Blue Heron. Morro Bay, California.

2019-2020. Taryn Okesson, Polaroid Emulsion Lift on 6×6 acid free 246 lb paper.

Desert Bunny. McDowell Mountain Regional Park, Arizona.

2019-2020. Taryn Okesson, Polaroid Emulsion Lift on 6×6 acid free 246 lb paper.

Joshua Tree. Joshua Tree National Park, California.

2019-2020. Taryn Okesson, Polaroid Emulsion Lift on 6×6 acid free 246 lb paper.

Seascape. Del Monte Forest, California.

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Fire. Valley of Fire State Park. Nevada.

2019-2020. Taryn Okesson, Polaroid Emulsion Lift on 6×6 acid free 246 lb paper.

Desert Canaries. Lake Pleasant Regional Park, Arizona.

2019-2020. Taryn Okesson, Polaroid Emulsion Lift on 6×6 acid free 246 lb paper.

Surprises. The Alamo, San Antonio, Texas.

2019-2020. Taryn Okesson, Polaroid Emulsion Lift on 6×6 acid free 246 lb paper.

Pony Rides. Geronimo Trail, Arizona.

2019-2020. Taryn Okesson, Polaroid Emulsion Lift on 6×6 acid free 246 lb paper.

Perfect. Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Arizona.

2019-2020. Taryn Okesson, Polaroid Emulsion Lift on 6×6 acid free 246 lb paper.

A Long Road. La Grange, Texas.

2019-2020. Taryn Okesson, Polaroid Emulsion Lift on 6×6 acid free 246 lb paper.

Acorn Tree. Clear Water State Park, California.

2019-2020. Taryn Okesson, Polaroid Emulsion Lift on 6×6 acid free 246 lb paper.

Slow Cooking. St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, New Orleans.

2019-2020. Taryn Okesson, Polaroid Emulsion Lift on 6×6 acid free 246 lb paper.

Waves. Imperial Sand Dunes, California.

2019-2020. Taryn Okesson, Polaroid Emulsion Lift on 6×6 acid free 246 lb paper.

One Of the Most Dangerous Roads in the World. Oatman Rd.

2019-2020. Taryn Okesson, Polaroid Emulsion Lift on 6×6 acid free 246 lb paper.

Forever Valley. Death Valley, California.

2019-2020. Taryn Okesson, Polaroid Emulsion Lift on 6×6 acid free 246 lb paper.

Time. Peach Springs, Arizona.

2019-2020. Taryn Okesson, Polaroid Emulsion Lift on 6×6 acid free 246 lb paper.

Magic. Kitt Peak National Observatory, Arizona.

2019-2020. Taryn Okesson, Polaroid Emulsion Lift on 6×6 acid free 246 lb paper.

The Wonder. Sequoia National Park, California.

2019-2020. Taryn Okesson, Polaroid Emulsion Lift on 6×6 acid free 246 lb paper.

Absorb. Sequoia National Park, California.

2019-2020. Taryn Okesson, Polaroid Emulsion Lift on 6×6 acid free 246 lb paper.

Forever. Death Valley, California.

2019-2020. Taryn Okesson, Polaroid Emulsion Lift on 6×6 acid free 246 lb paper.

Power. Hoover Dam, Nevada.

2019-2020. Taryn Okesson, Polaroid Emulsion Lift on 6×6 acid free 246 lb paper.

To the Stars. Kitt Peak National Observatory, Arizona.

2019-2020. Taryn Okesson, Polaroid Emulsion Lift on 6×6 acid free 246 lb paper.

Tohono O’odham Man in the Maze. Why, Arizona.

2019-2020. Taryn Okesson, Polaroid Emulsion Lift on 6×6 acid free 246 lb paper.

Desert Horse. Arivaca, Arizona.

2019-2020. Taryn Okesson, Polaroid Emulsion Lift on 6×6 acid free 246 lb paper.

March 2020. Stapleton, Nebraska.

2019-2020. Taryn Okesson, Polaroid Emulsion Lift on 6×6 acid free 246 lb paper.

Heartland Road. Cimarron National Grasslands, Kansas.

2019-2020. Taryn Okesson, Polaroid Emulsion Lift on 6×6 acid free 246 lb paper.

After the Rain. French Quarter, New Orleans

2019-2020. Taryn Okesson, Polaroid Emulsion Lift on 6×6 acid free 246 lb paper.

Yellow. French Quarter, New Orleans

2019-2020. Taryn Okesson, Polaroid Emulsion Lift on 6×6 acid free 246 lb paper.

Polaroid Emulsion Lifts from traveling across country: October 30, 2019- March 26, 2020.The images created from this process are nostalgia incarnate. Each one takes on its own unique ephemeral quality from the emulsion lift process. Not quite an exact replica of reality. Memory folded. Warped and bent. I thought the medium went well with the fleeting qualities of memories made on road trips. They just sort of slip away, except for the big moments. Even those are fuzzy. 
Each image is created by removing the plastic sheeting off the polaroid photograph soon after it develops and “lifting” the emulsion (the image) from the backing material by soaking it in warm water. Then gently catching the floating emulsion and reapplying it to a new surface. In this case 6” x 6” acid free 246 pound paper. (Process explained here)▪️