Photograph on paper
Signed with a certificate of authenticity.
The series of work ‘Edge’ was a collaboration between Stephen Blanch and Bonnie Sevil and involves using vintage Polaroid cameras and expired Polaroid films where the uncontrollable effects of the film add to the allure of the work.
The series ‘Edge’ is divided into two different techniques, ‘Obscura’ and ‘Fade to Black’ both investigate notions of anxiety, fear and fragility.
Fade to Black was also created on the beaches and coastline of the Northern Rivers, NSW. The photographs were taken with a vintage Polaroid SX-70 and used one of the last integral films manufactured by Polaroid (Fade to Black).
The experimental film once exposed will drift through different phases of colours ranging from light bluish greens through to darker reddish browns, slowly collecting more unique textures and streaks before it turns to complete blackness.
This process will be completed within a 24 hour time frame, the only way to stop the process is to peel the film apart and let the chemicals dry before the image reaches complete darkness.
The process of the film can seem confronting; to have an image completely lost forever, a visual secret. What may sound scary and destructive is in fact a beautiful materialization of some of Polaroids unique characteristics: unpredictable results, unique independent picture development and the nostalgic component of chemical darkening over time.
The image is printed 90 x 90cm onto a paper size of 100 x 100cm, meaning there is a 5cm white border all around the artwork to aid in matt framing the Photograph.
The image can be printed to any smaller size or surface, please let us know what you would like.
Hahnemühle Photo Rag® · 308 gsm · 100% cotton · white Hahnemühle Photo Rag® is one of the world’s most popular papers and the valued all-rounder for high-quality FineArt inkjet printing. The white cotton artist’s paper, with its characteristic, wonderfully soft feel, boasts a lightly defined felt structure, lending each artwork a three-dimensional appearance and impressive pictorial depth. Combined with the matte premium inkjet coating, this paper produces outstanding prints that feature brilliant colours, deep blacks, striking contrasts and perfect reproduction of detail.
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Unframed (requires framing)
This artwork is unframed and requires framing.