Allison Sarofima large-format, 8-by-10-view camera Barney is able to capture details and nuances of her sitters banal day-to-day goings on while never losing the richness and complexities of their surroundings. The final product is produced on enormous, 4 by 5 foot prints. Her work is almost like a 20th century, John Singer Sargent. When you see one of her pieces, it's as if you could climb up into the photograph and be in the room with the subjects. The colors are so rich and the details so precise.
There's a great, Tina Barney documentary on Sundance called, 'Social Studies'. I highly recommend.