Time for Print or Test for Print, often abbreviated TFP, is a term used in many online photography communities describing an arrangement betweeen a model and a photographer whereby both parties invest only their time and expertise in order to advance their portfolios and improve their skills. No money is exchanged.
This body of work is a catalog of portraits from Model Mayhem shot over the last four years. Inspired by the classic work of Sander, Time for Print attempts to catalog the desire for fame, beauty, and exhibitionism in today's Internet Age. The photographs serve as a foggy mirror to mainstream fashion, beauty, and portrait photography. The models were cast online and agreed to be photographed for no payment in their homes, at a hotel, or the photographer's studio.
Shoots were arranged through the website via casting calls or travel notices. Models were chosen democratically based exclusively on schedules/location and not for any aesthetic reasons. Clothing and posing choices were decided mostly by the models – they would bring their own clothes or borrow from friends. Shoots would last anywhere from 1-4 hours. Using instant film, the photographer and model had the ability to see the results immediately.
Emiliano Granado (b. 1978) was born in La Plata, Argentina but has lived most of his life in the US. He currently lives and works out of Brooklyn, NY and is a graduate of Amherst College. His work consistently revolves around the examination of Popular Culture, exhibition, and spectacle. He has exhibited in various group shows and has worked for many international clients.
Allimages are available as unique 5 x 4" Fuji Instant Color Film prints for $1200.
Please call: (312) 266-2350 for prices of specific pieces. Prices are print only unless otherwise indicated.