Andreas Mahl - Iris, 1996 (detail)

Andreas Mahl

January 28, 2021

Andreas Mahl is a German photographer. A major reference in Polaroid photography, he is widely known for experimental research that has taken him beyond the boundaries of classical technique. His process combines mastery of chemical and scientific techniques with marked poetic sensitivity. Working primarily with Polaroid SX70, Mahl is a photographer who alters reality beyond the simple act of shooting. To achieve such results, he constantly intervenes, using methods such as delaying the development of the emulsion, manipulating the photograph's sensitive layers, and superimpositions and transfers.

Featured image: Andreas Mahl - Iris, 1996 (detail). Polaroid. 23.6 x 19.7 in. 60 x 50 cm. This work is unique. Photo courtesy Galerie XII