We’re delighted to be working closer with The Impossible Project team as we continue to branch out and expand our reach with all things related to mobile photography. Analog post-processing of mobile images is becoming more and more popular and we’re going to make sure our readers are fully briefed on this very exciting development.
The Impossible Project is in many ways leading the way, but there is also a growing community of mobile artists and photographers experimenting with other analog post processing techniques in an attempt to make their mobile images stand out even more, in galleries, magazines and the like and we have viewed some outstanding images and techniques.
We have a new section dedicated to alternative processing techniques, you can find it here. We also have a new Flickr group where you can upload your post processed, anthotypes, ambrotypes, tintypes, cyanotypes and more – see here.
Today we are publishing the thirteenth of a series of ‘Impossible’ articles, this time with Brenda Vaiani’s head and hands! Brenda Vaiani was born in Florence, Italy in 1991. She studied photography at the Libera Accademia di Belle Arti (L.A.B.A) of Florence. In 2014 she has been awarded with the “RUNNER UP prize” at the Life Framer contest, with exhibition in London and Switzerland. “I could say a lot of things but the simple truth is that i love art since i was child and i love it at the point that i don’t’ know where it ends and where i start. Each life is signed by the passage of time, all that i’ have done is to climb on the only boat that could save me… and this boat has become my own life.”
Discover more of Brenda’s project on her website and follow her on Twitter: @BrendaVaiani.
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“Polaroids represent for me what the sunflowers represented for Van Gogh.
I remember the first time that pain touched me and I remember that I plunged into it, like it had been the sea. I remember the cold, I remember the fear and I remember seeing myself in those depths. Those are waters that will never release you completely, but from which I’m re-emerging with head and hands: Head and hands that I use to describe what I saw there, where everybody thinks that only darkness can prevail.
At the bottom of a life can settle endless horizons, streets, lights, shadows… and even yourself.
At the bottom of a Polaroid, the same things: In that darkness that slowly becomes an image, I see myself in the depth of that cold sea, I see my fears and feelings become form. That’s why I take photographs. I’ve taken photographs since I started to feel the need to give a body to what doesn’t have a body.
I take photographs because anything that we recognize doesn’t scare us anymore, because is the only chance i know to celebrate my victories, to say “I’m here”, to celebrate life.
I realized my projects with two different polaroid cameras, a Polaroid image Pro and a Polaroid 1000 deluxe.”