This is Jacobs’ fourth nudes monograph and carries on her tradition of fearless feminist photography of women across the sexual spectrum. POLAROIDS presents an elegant and loving reflection of unapologetically sensual women, fully present and authentic. This is perhaps the most erotic collection of Jacobs’ work to date. Jacobs turns her unabashedly playful and affirming eye onto a subject she is passionate about. She treats this very modern subject matter with the perfectly imperfect form of the Polaroid Type 55 film- a peel-apart marvel no longer in existence that provides a quirky positive, presented beautifully in a limited edition of 500 copies, each with a signed and numbered tipped in C photograph on the cover, with a handsewn open spine.
About POLAROIDS, Jacobs says: “As a result of my female nudes, I have heard from women all over the world about their journeys, discoveries, fears, longings and passions. As a woman I try and honor those feelings in my nudes. Many of the women I photograph remain friends and our stories become intertwined over time. We understand one another, often in ways that never need to — or can be– spoken. When I photograph, it is a quiet and intimate affair. No crews, assistants, entourages–just me, a model and our collaborative thoughts and emotions.”