INTRODUCING ‘ CHOCOLATE ‘ BY MARC LAGRANGE
THE CHOCOLATE POLAROID EXHIBITION
As of the late 1980’s Marc Lagrange devoted his life and work to the medium of photography and all who worked with him or followed his career closely know about his true passion for analog photography. As of the early 1990’s he started to work quite intensively with Polaroid lm and his nudes, or portraits, as he would prefer to call them, found a more intense, more touching, more human look. The surface of these Polaroids and the longer exposure, inherent to these lms, resulted in a deep and personal aesthetic quality of his photography. The Polaroid lm eventually became his signature trademark. ‘Photos are taken by photographers not by cameras’ was his saying and within this series of never before published work one can easily discern his particular photographic style and his quest to bring beauty to his images and emotion to an audience.
The immediate image of the Polaroid Chocolate lm became very important for Marc. Like many photographers did at the time, he used the immediacy of the peel apart- lms for test snapshots of a scene but he quickly started using it as a real medium. Polaroid 100 Chocolate lm is one of the rarest lms Polaroid ever made; because of its unique process it produces images starkly di erent from any other Polaroid lm. The black and white/color cross-process method produces chocolate brown images with a warm texture and other special characteristics.