Michael Luke Guarilia is a Registered Nurse by occupation who loves the mid century and Polaroid photography. After all, he writes, “what could be more MOD than POLAROID?” Here he is to share some of his Polaroid photography of mid century homes in Northeastern Pennsylvania—a mid century medium for a mid century subject!
A Study in Polaroid #1
Using vintage 1970s Polaroid equipment, Michael captured snapshots of this MCM Northeastern Pennsylvania home.
“The first featured home,” Michael writes, “was built from 1969 to 1973 by a noted local architect.” The original owner’s son maintains the home. Michael explains, “Many period details have survived due to the numerous construction abilities of the son. Many of his skills he learned from his father, and helped during the original construction phase of the residence.”
A Study in Polaroid #2
“The second home still provides shelter for the original owner, now in her nineties,” Michael writes. “She saw plans offered for an unusually shaped dwelling in a decorating magazine. It is based on an octagon, and has a carved double door entranceway. She ordered the plans and had a nephew, who was an architect, take care of the construction phase. One of the most unique home designs in Northeastern Pennsylvania. It is a well-pampered survivor from 1974. ”
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