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This Man Has Taken Over 2,000 Striking Polaroid Pictures Of Celebrities

Since 2003, Rick DeMint has used an old school Polaroid camera to photograph over 2,000 people. He uploads daily portraits on his tumblr.

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Rick DeMint, who has a day-job in finance, started the project in October, 2003. Because he's a comedy fan, he first tracked down and photographed Michael Ian Black.

Fellow members of The State, Michael Showalter and David Wain, were DeMint's second and third subjects.

"It started as a fun way to chronicle my life," he said. "As it became more and more known it has given me professional photographer credentials."

He has a hard time picking his favorite, since he estimates he has taken about 2,000.

"Mostly my favorites are based on the interaction surrounding my taking the photo," he said.

"In the past year I've gotten to meet some comedy legends: Gene Wilder, Joan Rivers, Tim Conway, Bill Cosby, Carol Burnett and those interactions add a special memory for me to those photos."

So how does he find all these famous people, and get them to sign their picture??

Some of the interactions are random, and others are pre-arranged.

"I've shot photos on the street, at events, red carpets, stage doors, press rooms, before/after interviews I've done with them, backstage, and at planned photoshoots," said DeMint.

He's also shot portroids of his wife, friends, and New York City comedians, including many performers from the Upright Citizen's Brigade Theater.

A gallery in New York City is featuring 160 of DeMint's polaroids in an exhibit running from Jan. 16 — March 27. So if you like them, you can go check them out in real life!

The exhibit backed by Impossible, who manufacture and sell new analog instant film for vintage polaroid cameras.

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