About This Series
In Polaroid Style Film Composers#1 2016 analogue instant photographic materials provide an unpredictable organically harmonious outcome with imagery. I chose to execute a series of portraits photographing some of Australia’s most respected composers of classical music, jazz and sound art. The portraits are shot on instant film which provides 8.5x10.8cm prints. These prints are scanned into very large digital files using a high resolution Heidelberg flatbed scanner. The images are then retouched to provide a one metre wide image which remains true to the original instant print. Each scan is executed by Shayne Pearce before I later sit with him in front of his screens to fine tune and sign off on each image. It takes Shayne 3 hours to get to the stage at which he wants to show the image to me. He and I then sit for another 45 minutes per image fine tuning the portrait for saving as a master. I received funding for this project via a Crowdfunding campaign on Pozible, a matching grant from Creative Partnerships and unwavering support from The Australian Music Centre.
Polaroid Style Film Composers#1 2016 Polaroid Style Film Composers#1 2016 Polaroid Style Film Composers#1 2016 Polaroid Style Film Composers#1 2016 Polaroid Style Film Composers#1 2016 Polaroid Style Film Composers#1 2016 Polaroid Style Film Composers#1 2016

Judy Bailey 
Polaroid Style Film Composers#1 2016