Medium: Large format Polaroid photography of multimedia constructed installations.
Joachim Knill built his own Polaroid camera to take pictures of worlds he builds himself. That’s a lot more building than most artists undertake! These giant Polaroids are technical masterpieces, but to really get into the work, you must forget how they are made and just look. The story of each piece unfolds slowly and beautifully. No one interested in photography should miss seeing his work in person. The lusciousness of the Polaroid film is enhanced by Knill’s lighting of his scenes and choice of materials to include. Some of the scenes are fanciful, some are political, some are social commentary, all are thought provoking while still somehow retaining an essential feeling of hope and kindness.