Polaroids


2013

Unlike painting, photography is based on additive color theory, in which the primary colors are red, green and blue, and yellow is simply the result of red and green light. The images are constructed from layers of paper exposed multiple times to generate different colors and shapes. These photographs where taken with one of the few Polaroid 20 x 24″ cameras that exist in the world. And although the result is a two-dimensional photographic image, the edge of the piece makes evident the developing process. In this way, the work produces a tension between the intangible and the concrete to reveal the raw material that constitutes the photographic process, creating the illusion of an architectural space.

Polaroids


2013

Unlike painting, photography is based on additive color theory, in which the primary colors are red, green and blue, and yellow is simply the result of red and green light. The images are constructed from layers of paper exposed multiple times to generate different colors and shapes. These photographs where taken with one of the few Polaroid 20 x 24″ cameras that exist in the world. And although the result is a two-dimensional photographic image, the edge of the piece makes evident the developing process. In this way, the work produces a tension between the intangible and the concrete to reveal the raw material that constitutes the photographic process, creating the illusion of an architectural space.

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Fabiola Menchelli, Yellow and purple polaroid, 2013, 20 x 24″ Polaroid print
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Fabiola Menchelli, Pink and red polaroid, 2013, 20 x 24″ Polaroid print
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Fabiola Menchelli, Green and blue polaroid, 2013, 20 x 24″ Polaroid print
MassArt Studio with 20 x 24" Polaroid Camera, 2013 Fabiola Menchelli, Mathew Corning & Robin Meyers Photograph by Matthew Monteith
MassArt Studio with 20 x 24″ Polaroid Camera, 2013
Fabiola Menchelli, Mathew Corning & Robin Meyers
Photograph by Matthew Monteith