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.

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