About the narrative potential of images.


Wabi-Sabi represents a comprehensive Japanese worldview or aesthetic centered on the acceptance of transience and imperfection. The aesthetic is sometimes described as one of beauty that is “imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete”. (Koren, Leonard) “If an object or expression can bring about, within us, a sense of serene melancholy and a spiritual longing, then that object could be said to be wabi-sabi.” (Juniper, Andrew) “Wabi-sabi nurtures all that is authentic by acknowledging three simple realities: nothing lasts, nothing is finished, and nothing is perfect.” (Powell, Richard R.)

Chicks and Chicks and sometimes Cocks, 2016 - open

The 'Chicks and Chicks and sometimes Cocks' series is part of my Desert Living Project, which encompasses all aspects of organic living including growing your own organic food, self-sustainability and regarding the beauty and personality of farm animals and their welfare in an endeavor to connect human needs back to the sources of living. The full circle of Industrialization returns to the homestead.

The new series represents my love of all animals. The chicken is a symbol of food to a shrinking part of society today. I've recently built a coop for my 6 chickens and 3 roosters and have gotten to know what they're like. I've found that they all have distinct different personalities. Some like to hang out with their favorite friend. Others, one in particular loves to be with me especially, her name is 'Charlie Brown'. In other words, I do not eat them. These expired Polaroid photographs express my way of seeing these amazing creatures. As beings who have a social structure, who feel and give. Who run in the garden and hang around my terrace because they love people. They jump in my lap to get petted and roll in the dirt for fun. Some might scoff at my claims but try it for yourself before you do.


connotes both the notion of the frontier and the adventurous mentality of the West, and a kind of horizontal understanding of landscape that is so quintessential about the West. While it circumscribes the West's idiosyncratic historical and physical manifestations, it also stands for a concept that is slowly fading into the past as a new era emerges.

FROZEN, 2001

In the 16-part work Frozen, which is characterized by a strangely transcendent mood in the lighting, film-still-like pictorial clusters come together to form a mysterious story, with the artist herself as the lonely protagonist. the aesthetic is reminiscent of early Lynch films. The components of the elliptically choreographed events are scenes from an enchanted, gleaming winter landscape, together with "staged snapshots" of a pale young woman in her underskirts, who radiates the troubled reality of a mirage with her sleepwalking presence. The story is presented in the manner of cinematic flashbacks or dream sequences. Stage blood and a knife are used to evoke a crime of passion whose surreal attractiveness is derived from the scenic openness of what is shown. The deliberate use of old instant picture stock establishes in a richly faceted way the ephemeral quality of vulnerability and transience within a reality that is brittle from the outset.

(Sabine Dorothée Lehner in Flash Art, May / June 2002. p.138)


fairy /media/FAIRYTAL_LAUT.jpg  //  noun ( pl. fairies)
1. a small imaginary being of human form that has magical powers, esp. a female one.
adjective  //  belonging to, resembling, or associated with fairies : fairy gold.
fairy tale (also fairy story)  //  noun
a children's story about magical and imaginary beings and lands. •  [as adj. ] denoting something regarded as resembling a fairy story in being magical, idealized, or extremely happy : a fairy-tale romance.


“Things aren't all so tangible and sayable as people would usually have us believe; most experiences are unsayable, they happen in a space that no word has ever entered, and more unsayable than all other things are works of art, those mysterious existences, whose life endures beside our own small, transitory life" Rainer Maria Rilke (Letters to a Young Poet)


Suburbs > collectively, or the people who live in them

Suburb { a district, especially a residential one, on the edge of a city or large town }

synonyms [ Outer edge , Fringes, Periphery, Limits, Outer reaches, Environs ]





Starring Radha Mitchell and Camille Waldorf

The lightness and glamor of Hollywood Divas. Music video, fashion, or memories? Who are these young people on the beach? Stefanie Schneider doesn’t provide the viewer with more information. 
The gestures of the models, the shots, blurred, overexposed, position the spectator next to the camera. From this proximity will be born a certain curiosity about the before and the after, about the viewer's own experience of the images that the American film industry has imprinted on our memories. 

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At the beginning of the twenty-first century, Stefanie Schneider came to the attention of those deeply interested in international art. With photographs whose vivid expressivity had not been seen before, she was quickly viewed as being a coming star in art.


Do you believe in love at first sight?
I do - ever since I saw Stefanie Schneider's artwork in a gallery in Hamburg, Germany a few years ago. Never before have images drawn me so immediately, affected me so profoundly, nor kept me so relentlessly under their spell. Never before have I sensed such a harmonious, quiet and yet mutually nourishing relationship between an artist and the medium that occupies the central position in my life, my work and my mind: Polaroid film.

“Doc” Florian Kaps, Founder Impossible / Polanoid


In 2008 “Doc” bought the last Polaroid factory on earth which was about to be dismantled and started producing the “Impossible” Instant analog film, that works with Polaroid cameras. In 2010 the first Impossible film was released. Subsequent films have been produced and Stefanie Schneider tested them from the beginning. Here is the first selection.

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Nestled on the eastern shores of the Salton Sea, Bombay Beach, California, is a place like no other, exuding a hauntingly surreal and Mad Max-like feeling. Once a thriving resort destination, the area fell victim to environmental challenges, transforming it into a ghostly testament to the passage of time. The desolate landscape, adorned with remnants of abandoned structures and rusted relics, evokes a profound sense of strangeness and brokenness. Yet, amid the decay and abandonment, a unique beauty emerges, drawing artists and creatives seeking inspiration from the town's enigmatic aura. It is within this post-apocalyptic ambiance that Stefanie Schneider's "Ensign Broderick record Shoot 'Blood Crush'" series finds its stage, capturing moments of anticipation and longing against the backdrop of Bombay Beach's surreal and evocative scenery. Schneider's mastery in immortalizing the strange and otherworldly elements of the location infuses her polaroids with an indescribable allure, inviting viewers to venture into a world where time and space intertwine in a breathtaking display of artistry and emotion.

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