We recently viewed a wonderful film about Elsa Dorfman. In this film we watch a story of an extrodinary life told by the artist herself. Her giant Polaroid portraits are facinating. The use of such a large camera by one person, nevermind a small woman is an effort worth merit. Her portraits were made with the huge Polaroid Land 20x24 camera. She shot more than 1000.
The photo for this post is a self portrait and shared under a CC Creative Commons License.
Give it a watch if you know her work or you don't.
In The B-Side: Elsa Dorfman’s Portrait Photography, Errol Morris explores the life of a gifted analog photographer facing a digital present. Dorfman, with whimsical charm and wit, gives her longtime friend a tour of her backyard garage-turned-archive.