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Tony Federico "Salto"

Tony Federico "Salto"

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Fine Art Print
59,4 x 72,2 cm
Limited edition: 15 prints

Gallery quality print

Hahnemühle Photo Matt Fibre 200 g/qm
Printed, stamped & numbered in Berlin

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About this artwork

Shot on Polaroid i-Type 600 / 5x8
Milano / 2000

"I took this picture at a show of La Perla. La Perla make amazingly beautiful and expensive underwear. And they make this kind of dress, from a very light material. Maybe a nightgown, anyway very classy and fluffy, as you can see in the picture. I had laid on the floor to wait until the models came out of the door. They took off their shoes to quickly get from side to side and be ready with the new dress. This model saw me and briefly pretended to jump over me. Then she wanted to see the picture. So I had to tell her, she could look at the Polaroid as soon as it was developed, that is when she had done the next round on the catwalk and would pass me again.

Over the years I did a lot of experiments with my Polaroids. I've used old film or I've fully stretched the contrast range - this special quality of the Polaroid stock comes out clearly in this picture.
The color of the dress was very different. That's because I used expired film. If the Polaroids are expired, you can still use them, but they're very unpredictable. Sometimes colors come out that are completely different from the original. And that's the beauty of it. And I love to wait and see the process on the paper. There is only this one image. In this picture, my fingerprint is added, it symbolizes a bit of that uniqueness.

But I was not sure if the young lady would appreciate all this.

And of course, quite a lot of these images will turn out to be nothing at all. This fingerprint therefore also stands for the fact that I got nervous when I saw that the development of the picture was dragging on forever. But when she came back, the picture was fortunately ready and she liked it."


* "Framed option" comes with a premium Nielsen aluminium frame

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