Stefanie Schneider, ‘Lifeguard - Contemporary, Landscape, Polaroid, Photograph, Analog, Expired’, 1999, Photography, Analog C-Print, hand-printed by the artist, based on an original Stefanie Schneider Polaroid, Printed on Fuji Crystal Archive paper, matte surface, not mounted, Instantdreams
Save
Save
View
View in room
Share
Share

Stefanie Schneider

Lifeguard - Contemporary, Landscape, Polaroid, Photograph, Analog, Expired, 1999

Analog C-Print, hand-printed by the artist, based on an original Stefanie Schneider Polaroid, Printed on Fuji Crystal Archive paper, matte surface, not mounted
19 7/10 × 23 3/5 in
50 × 60 × 0.1 cm
Editions 1, 4, 5 of 10 + 2AP
.
$1,600
Ships from Berlin, DE
Shipping: $50 within Continental Europe, $50 rest of world
VAT included in price
Location
Bombay Beach, Berlin, Santa Monica, Los Angeles, Morongo Valley, Miami, New York, Basel, Arles
Certificate
Certificate of authenticity
This work includes a certificate of authenticity.
Locked
Secure payment
Secure transactions by credit card through Stripe.
Learn more.
I
Instantdreams
Bombay Beach, Berlin, +7 more

Lifeguard (Zuma Beach) 1999. Edition 4/10, 50x60cm, based on a Stefanie Schneider expired Polaroid …

Medium
Condition
New
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, sticker label, signature label and certificate
Certificate of authenticity
Included
Frame
Not included
Series
Zuma Beach
Price ranges of medium-sized photographs by Stefanie Schneider
Learn more
More info
Browse works in this category
$1,500–$1,800
This work
$0
$6,300+
Stefanie Schneider
German, b. 1968
Follow

In 2006 she may have been known as a shooting star, but today Schneider is without doubt a well-established name in the international art scene. After completing a degree in photography at the Folkwang University of the Arts in Essen, she moved to Los Angeles. Since then, Schneider has shot her dream-like Polaroids just a few hours’ drive from her hometown. For “29 Palms”, that meant a shimmering oasis in Joshua Tree National Park.

“I am a perfectionist, but I am perfecting chance.”

TECHNIQUE

Staged dreams, presented in Polaroid

In 1996, Stefanie Schneider bought three boxes of old Polaroid film on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles. Since then, her works have been easy to recognise, not only because of the typical, square format of a Polaroid, but also due to their surreal colours. This “look” of a Schneider work remains impossible to define, because the behaviour of the chemicals during development is so unpredictable. And yet, while the works retain an element of spontaneity, the content and composition of these fantastical images is anything but random: Schneider plans the costumes and settings down to the finest detail.

Stefanie Schneider defies common conventions when creating her works. Rather than handling the exposed Polaroids with white gloves, she throws them into the sand, changing their surfaces. Finally, she takes analogue photographs of the Polaroids in her lab.

Stefanie Schneider, ‘Lifeguard - Contemporary, Landscape, Polaroid, Photograph, Analog, Expired’, 1999, Photography, Analog C-Print, hand-printed by the artist, based on an original Stefanie Schneider Polaroid, Printed on Fuji Crystal Archive paper, matte surface, not mounted, Instantdreams
Save
Save
View
View in room
Share
Share
I
Instantdreams
Bombay Beach, Berlin, +7 more

Lifeguard (Zuma Beach) 1999. Edition 4/10, 50x60cm, based on a Stefanie Schneider expired Polaroid photograph, Artist inventory Number 499.04. Not mounted,

Analog C-Print, hand-printed by the artist Stefanie Schneider in the labudio laboratory in Berlin, German. A space dedicated to the enlargement and reproduction of …

Medium
Condition
New
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, sticker label, signature label and certificate
Certificate of authenticity
Included
Frame
Not included
Series
Zuma Beach
Price ranges of medium-sized photographs by Stefanie Schneider
Learn more
More info
Browse works in this category
$1,500–$1,800
This work
$0
$6,300+
Stefanie Schneider
German, b. 1968
Follow

In 2006 she may have been known as a shooting star, but today Schneider is without doubt a well-established name in the international art scene. After completing a degree in photography at the Folkwang University of the Arts in Essen, she moved to Los Angeles. Since then, Schneider has shot her dream-like Polaroids just a few hours’ drive from her hometown. For “29 Palms”, that meant a shimmering oasis in Joshua Tree National Park.

“I am a perfectionist, but I am perfecting chance.”

TECHNIQUE

Staged dreams, presented in Polaroid

In 1996, Stefanie Schneider bought three boxes of old Polaroid film on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles. Since then, her works have been easy to recognise, not only because of the typical, square format of a Polaroid, but also due to their surreal colours. This “look” of a Schneider work remains impossible to define, because the behaviour of the chemicals during development is so unpredictable. And yet, while the works retain an element of spontaneity, the content and composition of these fantastical images is anything but random: Schneider plans the costumes and settings down to the finest detail.

Stefanie Schneider defies common conventions when creating her works. Rather than handling the exposed Polaroids with white gloves, she throws them into the sand, changing their surfaces. Finally, she takes analogue photographs of the Polaroids in her lab.

Stefanie Schneider

Lifeguard - Contemporary, Landscape, Polaroid, Photograph, Analog, Expired, 1999

Analog C-Print, hand-printed by the artist, based on an original Stefanie Schneider Polaroid, Printed on Fuji Crystal Archive paper, matte surface, not mounted
19 7/10 × 23 3/5 in
50 × 60 × 0.1 cm
Editions 1, 4, 5 of 10 + 2AP
.
$1,600
Ships from Berlin, DE
Shipping: $50 within Continental Europe, $50 rest of world
VAT included in price
Location
Bombay Beach, Berlin, Santa Monica, Los Angeles, Morongo Valley, Miami, New York, Basel, Arles
Certificate
Certificate of authenticity
This work includes a certificate of authenticity.
Locked
Secure payment
Secure transactions by credit card through Stripe.
Learn more.
Other works by Stefanie Schneider
Other works from Instantdreams
Related works
Get the Artsy iOS app
Discover, buy, and sell art by the world’s leading artists
To download, scan this code with your phone’s camera