Tom Baril was born in Connecticut, attended the School of Visual Arts in New York and spent over 15 years working as a printer for Robert Mapplethorpe. After his tenure with Mapplethorpe, Baril went out on his own becoming best known for his still life table shots of flowers and fruits across a range of mediums from collodion to Polaroid Type 55 to silver gelatin.
In this video, I want to talk about his first, self-titled monograph which concentraits mainly on Baril’s work with Polaroid Type 55. In this body of work, Baril shows a range of techniques including solarization and pinhole. His printing skills are exceptional as well. Most of these images display a beautiful sepia as the result of tea toning.
Tom Baril – http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0965745007/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=0965745007&linkCode=as2&tag=thepublbroa-20&linkId=5C4WLOPDQ7M2KEIS
Botanica – http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/189204126X/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=189204126X&linkCode=as2&tag=thepublbroa-20&linkId=CJV2YEYUFLVYPW6M
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