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Rebecca L Barnard took the series of images presented in this book with a Polaroid SX70 camera in 1992 or 1993. During the few minutes that the prints took to develop, she heated the print on a warm surface and used a tool, that enabled her to modify the texture and shape of the emerging figures so as to make the photographs look more like small paintings.


About the Author

Rebecca L Barnard

Rebecca Lynn Barnard was born in 1953 and grew up in St Louis, Missouri. She studied at Washington University, where she received a BA in music and and MA in English Literature. She began photographing in earnest in her thirties. She studied at St Louis Community College at Forest Park where her teachers included John Hilgert.

Her photographs are in the collection of Wells Fargo. In 2008, Maryville University in St Louis devoted both rooms of its art gallery to a retrospective exhibit of more than twenty years of her work, including the series of Polaroid prints presented in this book. Two years earlier she had been diagnosed with progressive cognitive loss (similar to Alzheimer's disease). She took her last photograph in September 2008.

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ISO600 says

HI! we're leading the 1°Italian Instant festival, in October in Milan. It will be very important and the first in europe to and in the contempoarry art day. we'll have shows, performance, conferences, workshops, the museum of polaroid cameras and also we'll have a space dedicated to publications on the instant photographyt.
If you want to be among the protagonists of this festival with your book. write to: info.polaroiders [at] (set subjet: "iso600: pubblication-your name surname") to have more information.
Hope to hear from you,

posted at 10:51am Jun 28 PST



Interesting book.great idea..Well done.

posted at 03:10pm Feb 03 PST


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