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*THE SERIES*

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STADTAFFEN
Polaroids taken in the Berlin Museum of Natural History at the exhibition "Hominiden Evolution". Used film was the legendary SX-70, expired in 2001.
Camera: Polaroid SX 70 ALPHA Landcamera

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BERLIN BEAUTIES
Paper-mannequins from a fashion catalogue from 1973 - I just cut them out and hold them in front of the camera. No digital tricks involved.
Camera: Polaroid SX-70 Sonar Autofocus

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FALLING AT YOUR FEET
Polaroids of my 4 week old son. When I saw the results of the expired 778 film material it was like "bang", because it reflects so much the peaceful athmosphere of being together with a newborn.
Camera: Polaroid SX 70 ALPHA Landcamera

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WELCOME AT GRANDMA'S PLACE
With these polaroids I tried to catch my luckiest childhood visual-memory-bits of my beloved grandma's apartement. The series was published by chrismon plus magazine in January 2007.
Camera: Polaroid SX 70 ALPHA Landcamera

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SNOWLAND
Sometimes I do not see much for a long period. But some days there are scenes which take my breath away. That's when I feel my heart pounding while getting my SX-70 ready for shooting. One of these moments happened to be on the 1st of January 2006. Somewhere in the middle of nowhere, background and foreground coalesced, the landscape nearly consisted of nothing but a blue wall and the silhouette of some trees. The expired film material emphasised my intention to catch the deserted and elflock-stricken landscape. I love the light blue tones, because despite its coldness the landscape makes you feel most welcome. Part 2 of the series got published at e-magazine mooncruise*. Four Polaroids of the first part of this series are available at POLANOIR gallery.
Camera: Polaroid SX 70 ALPHA Landcamera

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NOBODY MOVE, NOBODY GET HURT
Deer photographed with expired 778 film, overexposure.
Camera: Polaroid SX-70 Sonar Autofocus

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WHITE NOISE
I used 779-film material to get the overexposed polaroids which gave the beach scenery this white and peaceful softness. Polaroids were taken on Norderney, Germany on 09/11/06 showing people waiting for the sun to go down. Series got published at e-magazine moooncruise*.
Camera: Polaroid SX 70 ALPHA Landcamera

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AGNOSIA
visual agnosia (a-gnosis, "non-knowledge", or loss of knowledge) is the inability of the brain to make sense of or make use of some part of otherwise normal visual stimulus, and is typified by the inability to recognize familiar objects or faces. Sometimes patients can describe objects in their visual field in great detail, including such aspects as color, texture, and shape, but are unable to recognize them. Agnosia can result from strokes, dementia, or other neurological disorders. There is no direct cure.
Camera: Polaroid SX 70 ALPHA Landcamera

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POLARAMA
Using Polaroid SX-70-triplets to get a fresh view on Berlin's architecture.
Camera: Polaroid SX 70 ALPHA Landcamera

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POST BLUE
I worked for 6 months on a ward for children suffering from cancer. I started thinking of a Polaroid-series about these kids. My intention was to find a way to picture the interaction between disease and patients. I finally came up with the idea to make it a bit more abstract and i shot workaday, medical materials. I manipulated the polaroids in different aggresive and destructive ways like cracking, heating, boiling, etc. The series now consists of 6 polaroids, each shot stands for one of the six most common cancers in childhood.
Camera: Polaroid SX 70 ALPHA Landcamera

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