In his series POLAROIDS (2006-2012) Chad Coombs portrays images that seem to take up his picturesque attempts from the early days of his career in some way and combine photography with graphic and painterly approaches. Coombs scrapes the inner part or the outer layer of the positive manually with screws and nails. The carvings often replace the sitter’s hair and frame, as dark lines, vines and ornamental the subjects head. With these Coombs is able to add sharp contours to his subjects without destroying their blurred impression. This contrast emphasizes the gentle beauty and delicacy of facial features even further. Painting techniques and photography reach a perfect balance and create beautiful results.