take a picture, ongoing
In March 2017, Simon Freund began taking pictures of people in his immediate surrounding with an old Polaroid 600 camera using Polaroid Originals B&W 600 Film
. The pictures are taken spontaneously and in no particular order, reflecting moments of personal encounters. Portraits carry something inherently intimate so much so that each and every polaroid picture is given to the portrayed person as a gift the moment it’s been taken. Neither is there a record of how many people have been photographed, nor are the portraits numbered and signed by the artist. The only verification of the artwork and its value for that matter lie in the shared experience and understanding between the artist and the photographed person.