Though the pursuit of documenting central Oregon, “High Desert” seeks to showcase the stark difference in topography as seen through instant integral film.

It began with a cheeseburger. As we drove 5 hours to relive a childhood memory at a diner in Bend, OR the appeal of the area around us was clear. Vast sweeping landscapes being capped at either end with snowy peaks surrounded us, but where we were, and what we saw was dry. The arid homes, leafless trees and bright blue sky is what we would remember.

Images photographed between 2012 and 2014 using a Polaroid SX-70. These are best viewed by resizing your screen to a thinner aspect ratio, or by looking at the original prints.

Central Oregon Polaroids - Nate Matos Film Photographer

Central Oregon Polaroids - Nate Matos Film Photographer

Central Oregon Polaroids - Nate Matos Film Photographer

Central Oregon Polaroids - Nate Matos Film Photographer

Central Oregon Polaroids - Nate Matos Film Photographer

Central Oregon Polaroids - Nate Matos Film Photographer

Central Oregon Polaroids - Nate Matos Film Photographer

Central Oregon Polaroids - Nate Matos Film Photographer

Central Oregon Polaroids - Nate Matos Film Photographer

Central Oregon Polaroids - Nate Matos Film Photographer

Central Oregon Polaroids - Nate Matos Film Photographer

Central Oregon Polaroids - Nate Matos Film Photographer

Central Oregon Polaroids - Nate Matos Film Photographer

Central Oregon Polaroids - Nate Matos Film Photographer

Central Oregon Polaroids - Nate Matos Film Photographer

Central Oregon Polaroids - Nate Matos Film Photographer

Central Oregon Polaroids - Nate Matos Film Photographer

<Central Oregon Polaroids - Nate Matos Film Photographer

Central Oregon Polaroids - Nate Matos Film Photographer

Central Oregon Polaroids - Nate Matos Film Photographer

Central Oregon Polaroids - Nate Matos Film Photographer

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