In our modern digital age, the polaroid is already becoming a relic of the past. However, the fleeting moment and the uniqueness of it, lend the polaroid a quality beyond its mere merit as a "good" or "bad" photograph. Like a painting, a polaroid becomes an irreplaceable treasure and object of desire, as only one person may own the original. Perfectly lit and composed, these polaroids are Bitesnich's images in miniature, the painterly sketches for later works of art though, as with most artists, the sketches ultimately become artworks in themselves.
A collection of polaroid studies for the fine art photography of Andreas Bitesnich which succeeds in capturing the raw essence of his work. A valuable tool for photographers wishing to learn more about their craft and a treasure trove for all who appreciate the beauty of the male and female nude.
Size: 32,9 x 26 cm, 176 pages (110 colour and 96 duotone photographs)
Binding: Hardcover with jacket
Publisher: teNeues, 2006