Roma Publications, 2022. First edition. Softcover, 296 pp., b/w and color illustrated, 240 x 300 cm. Photographs by Dana Lixenberg.
After the Polaroid Corporation went out of business in 2008, Dana Lixenberg finished her last box of Polaroid 54 two years later. These 4×5″ Polaroids, serving as test material for lighting and composition, provide an intimate glimpse into Lixenberg’s work process during photo shoots for numerous clients such as Vibe, The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, Rolling Stone, Vrij Nederland, and personal projects. Apart from being an ode to this specific material, the large collection of portraits in this book reflects the American culture and society Lixenberg encountered in the 1990s and 2000s.