The Polaroids of H.R. Giger

July 01, 2014

Since his passing, a collection of H.R. Giger’s personal polaroid snapshots have been self-published in book form and distibuted by Antenne Press. The artist, best known as the designer who created the creature in “Alien”, often personalized his polaroids by physically scratching them, adding a multidimensionality to the images. Many of Giger’s photographs depict the unique creations that he made for the many movies that he helped make famous. With cameos by big name celebrities such as Debbie Harry, Giger’s photographs draw the viewer into an intimate view of the Academy Award winner’s life. A copy of the photo book can be purchased on Antenne Press’s website.


text by Canbra Hodsdon