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An exploration in the plastic nature of flesh. Using vintage cameras and polaroid positive/negative film, the images are organically distressed. Through solarization, wet-scanning and other defects, the images break down the subjects into the essence of form and texture, contrasting the models with the backgrounds, both in scale and texture.


About the Author

Bryce Lankard
brycel New Orleans, Louisiana

Moving to New Orleans in 1987, Lankard found a variety of outlets for his photographic style. His personal work has been widely exhibited. “National Dread”, “Chronic Daydreams”, “Selections 20, Five New Orleans Artists”, “The Gun Show”, all received local and national critical praise. He was published in "Louisiana Photographers," a book produced by New Orleans' Contemporary Art Center, and was exhibited in the CAC's show "The Body Photographic" and featured at the CAC in “Absolut New Orleans” for his work commissioned for the Absolut series. He was named “Photographer of the Year” in 2002 by Lankard's unique methods of combining old and new photographic technology in a body of work entitled “The Illuminated Shadow” has been featured in a number of publications. His documentary work was included in the “America Observed” show at The 92nd Street Y in New York.
He co-founded the non-profit New Orleans Photo Alliance.

Publish Date  November 03, 2008

Dimensions  Standard Portrait  20 pgs   Standard Paper

Category  Fine Art Photography

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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 soon from you,

posted at 12:04pm Jul 02 PST


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