Robby Mller, who shot for Wim Wenders, Jim Jarmusch and more, was never without a camera
The Polaroids were taken during rare moments of respite from work. On weekends, when he wasnt completely immersed in his day job, Robby Mller would pull out a SX-70, a 600, a Spectra, or whatever model of Polaroid camera he was using at the time, and start capturing the everyday details he saw around him.
Often it would be an interior shot of his hotel room: hed notice light seeping through a pair of green shutters, or his own reflection multiplied to infinity in the bathroom mirrors, and take a picture. Or it could be a street scene: a deserted car park in Memphis or the neon-lit exterior of a Santa Fe bar. Pulling the print out of the camera, Mller would write the date and location on the back and tuck it under his T-shirt for safe-keeping. Later, he stored the Polaroids around 2,000 of them, taken over three decades in a wooden box at home in Amsterdam.