An image of Waterbaby (baby with shark)

Robyn Stacey

(Australia 1952 – )

Waterbaby (baby with shark)

Location
Not on display
Further information

'The size and relative immobility of the large Polaroid camera combined with its ability to render details means it is well suited to working with life sized studio sets. My concern was to make "backdrops" that reflected the fantasy character and personality of the person photographed and in fact provide them with an environment in which to act.' Robyn Stacey 1986

The 'Waterbaby' images, despite their size and the physical disparities between small and large format Polaroid cameras, play off the idea of the medium with their bright hues and instant sense of fun. The colours and kitsch souvenir objects allude to pop culture, happy family snaps and beach holidays.

Year
1985
Media
Photograph
Medium
Polaroid photograph
Dimensions
60.8 x 50.0 cm sight; 81.6 x 68.5 cm frame
Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.

Credit
Gift of Polaroid Australia Pty Ltd 1988
Accession number
285.1988
Copyright
© Robyn Stacey. Courtesy the artist and Stills Gallery