The Melbourne Friends of Photography Group had its final event…
Fox Darkroom & Gallery. 17 March – 8 April 2018.
‘Tobias Titz’s collaborative Polaroid project has both an aesthetic and an ethical dimension, each enabled by the special properties of Polaroid technology. Titz takes two photos: the first is a portrait; the second an identical shot, taken a moment later, after the subject has walked out of the frame. This yields four images: a print and a negative of each shot. Titz hands the second, empty negative to his subject. What (s)he scribes into the wet, coalescing emulsion is as open as the image itself: a sketch, a piece of folk wisdom, a comment on the process. In addition to sharing authorship in the final diptych, the subject also receives from Titz the original portrait print’.
Tobias has won the International Polaroid Award in 2000, the Head on Portrait Prize in 2008, the Moran Contemporary Photography Prize in 2012 and the Art Handlers Award at the National Portrait Prize in 2017.
His work has been extensively exhibited in Australia and Germany.
10 Elizabeth Street
17 March – 8 April 2018
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