Untitled (from the series, Uranium Robots), 1976 vintage gelatin silver print (Kodalith) 11 x 14 inches
Untitled (from the series, Uranium Robots), 1976 vintage gelatin silver print (Kodalith) 11 x 14 inches 
Untitled (from the series, Uranium Robots), 1976 vintage gelatin silver print (Kodalith) 11 x 14 inches
Untitled (from the series, Uranium Robots) 1976 vintage gelatin silver print (Portriga print) 11 x 14 inches

Les Krims: Uranium Robots

31/10/2020 - 02/01/2021

Joseph Bellows 
7661 Girard Ave 
 
CA 92037 La Jolla

www.josephbellows.com   

 
While teaching a workshop for Eikoe Hosoe‘s Tokyo School of Photography in 1974, Les Krims was inspired by the Japanese cartoons and popular robot toys. The Uranium Robot series, was the result of two robot suit-building contests assigned by Krims to his students at SUNY, Buffalo. The entrants wore their respective robot suits and stood in the same corner of the room, an otherworldly space invader trapped in a quotidian classroom. Krims documented the entrants using an 8x10 inch camera. The resulting vintage contact prints were developed on either Portriga Rapid or Kodalith Ortho paper.