Monday, January 10, 2011

Polaroid Art

Both the director and photographer’s trained eyes can take a simple tool, a Polaroid camera, and create timeless beauty. I’ve chosen to do these two short reviews together because of their complimentary nature.

Instant Light: Tarkovsky Polaroids
Instant Light is Andrey Tarkovsky’s written and photographic journal spanning the last five years of his life. His dreamy, nostalgic photos are complimented by excerpts from his journal to form a beautiful story. The polaroids include his family, a nearby lake, and snapshots of his travels. These photos are simple and striking.

The Polaroids by Andre Kertesz
A lonely romance develops within the pages of The Polaroids. Mr. Kertesz's photographs of knick knacks, glass and metal forms, are solemn and sweet. Two of these are glass busts that are photographed as a loving couple. They’re often photographed in front of windows with clouds and outside buildings serving as a backdrop. These statues take on a life of their own.

Sunday, January 9, 2011


Self-expression is at the heart of every artist's action. Whether it be through photography, culinary art, or writing, there are plenty of options toward the path of creation. Regardless of the art we choose, or the art that finds us, how we use that art to express ourselves can have a significant impact in our daily lives. Receiving compensation for results or volunteering time can ultimately help us feel good about the art we create.

I'm starting this blog to share knowledge, develop relationships and skills, and give inspiration for the sharing and application of art. My goal is to create a community of people who are passionate about photography and volunteering. We all need to make a living for ourselves. I'd like to use that passion to have fun and make a difference.

With that said, I'll be documenting my photographic and culinary adventures (and misadventures). Some of these stories will include my wife, my partner in crime and unofficial editor. I'll also be doing book reviews as sources of inspiration and look forward to including others' ideas and art.

Thank you in advance to those that have taken the time to visit my blog.