Mark Erickson - Mark Erickson Paintings

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I have been experimenting with Polaroids since I was a kid in Hollywood,
and first began using my folk’s Polaroid cameras, they had around the house. 

My first SX-70 arrived when I was studying painting at the San Francisco Art Institute and this was
the kick start of some interesting experimentation. Acquired at North Beach Camera on Columbus Avenue
in San Francisco seemed the right place to get started. Taking standard snapshots with a SX-70 did not
interest me. I enjoyed film manipulations and tried everything to get unusual effects.

One favorite series of Polaroids I continue to shoot to this day, 
are of the Lone Star Cement building in West Oakland, it can be seen in various
stages below. I have worked with the original Polaroid film for years, but that is no longer
available and the new Impossible Project film that is coming out of Europe is what I use now.





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Flower's Breath

Lone Star West Oakland

Sprung

Earth Mover II

Five Below Zero

Black Spring

Fur Skull Electro

Fur Skull Electro II

Ice Vase Acid Blue

Sunflowers

Florentine Dream

In the Lost Land of the Heavens

Know the Darkness

Lone Star Down

Sunflower Submerged



t  h  e    c  l  a  s  s  i  c  s

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Lone Star III
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Coffee Shop - Tenderloin
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Metropolis
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The Light Looking Over
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Rain Down the Tide
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Church of Bukowski
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Palm Acid Blue Tint Mars
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Lone Star Eleven
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Spaceman 77
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DeSoto Area 72
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Apollo 3
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Apollo 8

Apollo 13
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Basilica Of Light 3-Oakland

Blanche Rose 2
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Cagney
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Cathedral Building-Oakland
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Fig Tree Serenade 2-Venice
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Fox Theater-Oakland
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Gas Station Palm 4-California

Lone Star 2-Oakland
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Low Desert House Of Dennis Hopper
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McQueen Windows-San Francisco
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Metropolis 3-Oakland
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Orange VW (Flyer)-San Francisco
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Rock Paper Scissors-Oakland
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Saint Peter Paul-San Francisco
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Saint Peter Paul One-San Francisco
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SoundOfCool
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The Bellvue-Oakland
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The Rainman-San Francisco
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The Shores of Oblivion
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Transamerican-San Francisco
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Trans Am-North Beach
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Zeppelin Orbit Room-West Oakland



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