Rossana Reformado is a self-taught photographer specializing in Polaroid SX-70 manipulations and digital infrared photography.
She first discovered Polaroid SX-70 time zero film in 2003. This film had a thick emulsion layer that was pliable for up to 24 hours. As the film was developing, she manipulated the image by using a sharp tool on the surface of the Polaroid producing effects similar to impressionistic paintings. Polaroid discontinued SX-70 time zero film in December 2005. Rossana has created an extensive collection of Polaroid SX-70 manipulations from various cities in the U.S. (Chicago, San Francisco, New York, and Boston) and Europe (Paris, Venice, Brussels, Amsterdam).
The black and white infrared images were created from a dedicated infrared camera. The filter turns anything with chlorophyll white, so the result is a summer scene which looks like a beautiful winter scene.
Her interest in these non-traditional photographic techniques have led her to create unique, functional artwork, specifically the “art on coaster” collection. The tumbled marble coasters are handmade using a gel medium transfer. Each one is an original with its own "distinctive look."