Rebecca Scheinberg comes pretty damn close to making perfect photographs

Date
3 August 2015
Reading Time
1 minute read

The funny thing about “perfect” images, where perfect means clean, or clear, or smooth, or lit from every which way, is that they take infinitely more energy to create than they do to consume. We’ve seen a lot of quite immediate photography work of late – street photography spotted and snapped almost instantaneously, or analogue images made based on instinct, but Rebecca Scheinberg’s labour intensive creations demand endless refining, relighting and altering, and her style is all the more bewitching for it.

Born in Australia but currently based in London, Rebecca’s work was recently featured in the Photographers’ Gallery’s Fresh Faced & Wild Eyed exhibition, and it’s not difficult to see what drew the institution to her portfolio. She often plays with varying levels of transparency, photographing a clear blue capsule pressed between two white, expertly manicured fingers, or an expanse of rippling turquoise water in an artificially lit pool, calling to mind the transparency of her own photographic techniques. For a saucier body of work check out her new series for Polanski.

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Rebecca Scheinberg: Untitled

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Rebecca Scheinberg: Untitled

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Rebecca Scheinberg and Chloe Newman: Untitled

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Rebecca Scheinberg: Polanski

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Rebecca Scheinberg: Polanski

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Rebecca Scheinberg: Polanski

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Rebecca Scheinberg: Polanski

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Rebecca Scheinberg: Polanski

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Rebecca Scheinberg: Polanski

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Rebecca Scheinberg: Polanski

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Maisie Skidmore

Maisie joined It’s Nice That fresh out of university in the summer of 2013 as an intern before joining full time as an Assistant Editor. Maisie left It’s Nice That in July 2015.

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