Stefanie Schneider (born 1968 in Cuxhaven Germany) is a German photographer who lives in Berlin and Los Angeles. Schneider is known for using expired instant Polaroid film material to achieve a distinct style of washed-out saturation and random chemical explosions of color spreading across her surfaces. This medium partially cancel the photographer’s commitment to produce memorable characters within her hazy dreamscapes. Like flickering sequences of old b-movies, Schneider’s images seem to capture the fleeting instant just before conclusions can be made – their ephemeral reality suggestive of mysterious motives and uncertainty. Schneider’s images refuse to succumb to reality; they keep alive the confusions of dream, desire, fact, and fiction. Her medium combined with her preferred choice of location, the American West, focus on chronicling a loosely guided plotline through sequential images that give the impression of faded film .
Stefanie Schneider, Stranger than Paradise
January 14 – February 25, 2012
Scott White Contemporary Art
939 West Kalmia Street
San Diego, CA 92101-1210