Simon Bernhardt’s POLAROID HOLIDAY is now part of the Asia-Pacific Photobook Archive

Book Title: Polaroid Holiday

Photographer/s: Simon Bernhardt

Place of publication: Sydney, Australia

Year of publication: 2010

Publisher: Self Published

Language: English

Dimensions of book: 160 x 160 mm

Edition size: n/a

Binding, paper & printing details: Soft cover, perfect bound, offset prints on uncoated paper comes with reversible cover folding poster

Number of pages: 74

Number of pictures: 44

Designer: Manny Giannarakis

ISBN: 978-0-9874203-0-5

Where to buy: Online, Book stores in Australia

Stores, distributors, URLs : Berkelouw Books, Hill of Content Bookshop, Beautiful Pages, Kinokuniya, GleeBooks, He Made She Made Gallery, The Local Store, Black Eye Gallery, Collectika, PRESS.

Summary of project:

“Simon Bernhardt’s fascination with the Polaroid began as a small child and has developed into a spectacular creative obsession. he Polaroid camera is the photographic equivalent of brick-sized mobile phones These cameras conjure up distant memories of poorly focused banal happy snaps of slightly inebriated relatives in silly hats at family celebrations or while on holidays, but emphatically not leading edge creativity. Through astute modification, Bernhardt has transformed it into a contemporary tool, capable of conveying subtlety of mood and texture. They range from scenes of central Europe in winter, to studies of stark urban alienation.”

Greg Keane