Process for Photo Based Reliefs

Process for
Photo Based Reliefs

  1. Testing different positions of the construction

 

1. Testing different positions of the construction

  2. Selecting the colors

 

2. Selecting the colors

3. Fine tuning the lighting

3. Fine tuning the lighting

4. 20" x 24" Red Yellow Polaroid Photograph Collection: Brooklyn Museum

4. 20" x 24" Red Yellow Polaroid Photograph Collection: Brooklyn Museum

  Red Yellow Polaroid,   24"W x 16"H x 7"D, made from a 20" x 24" Polaroid Print, Photography: Cut-out, 1996

 

Red Yellow Polaroid,   24"W x 16"H x 7"D, made from a 20" x 24" Polaroid Print, Photography: Cut-out, 1996

  Red Yellow Polaroid, 20"W x 24"H x 4"D,  made from a 20" x 24" Polaroid Print,  Photography:  Sculpture, 1982

 

Red Yellow Polaroid, 20"W x 24"H x 4"D,  made from a 20" x 24" Polaroid Print,  Photography:  Sculpture, 1982

This shoot was set up at the Polaroid Studios at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA. 1982. It took hours to set up the shoot. The technician pressed the button on the Polaroid camera. 60 seconds later out came this 20" x 24" photograph. The camera was the size of a small refrigerator. Each print is unique. There are no negatives. There were 7, 20" x 24" Polaroid cameras in the world. Five are still in existence.

The processes from beginning to end originated in my studio for the Photo Based Reliefs which include Photography: Sculpture, 1982 and Photography: Cutouts 1996.

Yellow Blue Polaroid is in the European Polaroid Collection at Westlicht Museum, Vienna, Austria and in the book, "From Polaroid to Impossible" "Masterpieces of Instant Photography" 2011.