Michael Matthew Woodlee's Polaroid Exploration

Artist: Michael Matthew Woodlee 

Medium: Photography, SX-70 Polaroid

This photograph was made at a lake outside of Phoenix. When summer arrives, I try to leave to explore the lakes we have here, as I did when I was a kid.

I was born in Phoenix in 1984 and have lived here ever since. Living here has allowed me to see and explore the city and its surrounding areas. I seek to explore and find new adventures.


The countdown to Best of Phoenix is over! Last year, we profiled 100 Creatives who made a mark on the local arts scene. This year, we collected 100 creative representations of Phoenix.  Check out the full edition of Best of Phoenix here and our interactive, multimedia version of the Phoenix underground here

98: William LeGoullon's Table

96. Kyle DeWitt's Tempe Center for the Arts89. Arnold Guerrero's Camelback Mountain
88. Sean Deckert's Ginae vs. the 12th Street Gang 
87. Pete Petrisko's Admiral of Phoenix
86. Quincy Ross' Lone Skyscraper
85. Andrew Armstrong's Illustrated Cityscape 
84. Thomas Schultz's Phoenix Artifact
83. Adrian Lesoing's N. Evergreen
82. Suzanne Falk's Kon Tiki Hotel
81. Lindz Lew's Bon Voyeur
80. Kevin Patterson's Phoenix Swamp Beast
79. Ramy Sidarous' Three Windows
78. Will Mejia's Orpheum Theatre
77. Steve Weiss' Portrait of Louis Lee
76. Larry Willis' Apparition on East McDowell
75. Claire Warden's Untitled No. 3
74. Randy Zucker's Dancing Saguaro
73. Robert Brandan Martinez's Medical Cannabis Tax Stamp
72. Edward Jensen's Phoenix Financial Center70. Mark Dudlik's Phoenix Rebound66. Eric Iwersen's The Saguaros Have Been Here the Longest43. Jill Johnson's Downtown Is ...39. Sebastien Millon's "Phoenix. It's Fabulous."

And, hey! It's lunch time. Check out Chow Bella's 100 Favorite Dishes for some foodie inspiration. 

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