Artist Bio

Film Collage Artist, Erin Delsigne, is most well-known for her instant film collages using Polaroid and Fuji Instax film to create psychedelic landscapes and surreal portraiture. 

 

She earned her education from Humboldt State University and Cal State Long Beach; studying Photojournalism, Black and White film, digital and commercial photography.

 

In 2018, Film Collage Artist was born when, Los Angeles based artist Erin Delsigne, started creating her first instant film collages to bridge the gap of understanding her controversial battle with Lyme Disease. 

 

Her work is captured on a custom converted Mamiya Universal Press with a Rezivot back; allowing Erin to photograph with i-Type, Sx-70 and 600 Polaroid films.

 

In only two short years, Film Collage Artist was accepted into a prestigious artist-in-residence at Château d’Orquevaux in France, won The Denis Diderot [A-i-R] Grant, featured in Analog Magazine Forever’s article ‘Top 20 Spring Polaroid Week 2020’, featured in 10 group exhibitions and published in various magazines. 

Artist Statement

I create instant film collages using Polaroid and Fuji Instax film. Whether it’s psychedelic landscapes or surreal portraiture, the subject matter of my collages is Nature.

Each piece connects nature with healing to provide a unique perspective into the realm of living with a mysterious illness. My experiences are both a source of pain and joy – my source of inquiry and inspiration. They are what I tap into when creating my art.

I am interested in creating space and distance that feels like the familiar world around us but is ambiguous and abstracted to represent both: isolation and room for growth in insulation.

My process revolves around decontextualized experiences to ultimately reconstruct a surrealist message. For me, collage photography is a way of creating art that speaks to a universal human condition; lacking empathy to chronic illness by natural human instinct.

The utilization of experimental instant film techniques not only enhances my story themes but also play into the risk of suddenness, reliability and stability seen throughout my work.

I capture my polaroids on a custom converted Mamiya Universal Press with a Rezivot back; allowing me to photograph with i-Type, Sx-70 and 600 Polaroid films.

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