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Tiny Desk Polaroids Capture Artists Offstage, 'Flaws, Dust Specks And All'

See intimate moments with Thundercat, Jorja Smith, the late Mac Miller and other musicians from NPR's Tiny Desk concert series, captured just moments after they performed.
Clockwise from top left: Logan Richardson, Khalid, Josée Caron and Lucy Niles of Partner, Naia Izumi (winner of 2018's Tiny Desk Contest). Source: Eslah Attar

When musicians visit NPR to perform in our Tiny Desk concert series, we occasionally use the opportunity to have a little fun. Eslah Attar created this series of Polaroid portraits during her time working at NPR in 2018.


Creating a moment of connection is often the, I wanted to find a way to capture them in a more natural state.

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