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 / 1999
“I took this picture at a Jill Sander show during Milano Fashion Week. The model was just finished with make-up and was still standing in front of the mirror and she looks if everything is right. I had to think of the fairytale about the girl who asks the mirror who is the Most Beautiful in all the land. I took my brand new Polaroid camera and clicked.
Between 1995 and 2010 my workplace has been the backstage of the Prêt-à-porter fashion world. First as a driver and later as a photographer for magazines and newspapers. Most photographers rushed from one show to the next during Fashion Week, took a few pictures and were gone again. I was mostly at one show or with a model the entire time. We ate together, smoked and chatted. I was the first to arrive in the morning and the last to leave in the evening. That's why I had a good relationship with the models, the designers and the crew. It wasn't necessarily efficient, but I had a great time and I made new friends.
That's the base of this series. And this picture, the girl in the mirror, is the first picture of this collection - it's from 1999. That day I had the camera brand new and I wanted to try it out. I planned to have a lot of light in the shot, so I went to the make up table - and there she was. I liked the result so much that backstage Polaroids became a personal project over the years - they became my free playground.”
* "Framed option" comes with a premium Nielsen aluminium frame