New York artist Dash Snow exhibits a kind of beauty through depravity and the innocence of freedom. With polaroid film as the medium, his shots allow for a certain kind of impulsive care in the production of the work. If you want to call it work. In a way it’s more of a look into a lifestyle than artwork itself, which in my eyes, makes it inherently more artistic than some contrived think piece comprised in a studio.
“Dash, having run away from home aged 13, soon became entrenched in the hectic 24 hour party lifestyle that New York had to offer and found himself to be somewhat of a heroin chic idol. It was around this time that he started to snap Polaroids constantly. Not for art’s sake, but to remind himself of what happened the previous night. “
– via Skin Magazine
Dashiell Snow passed away in lower Manhattan in 2009