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Tarkovsky's Polaroids
posted by jazzkat11 (13 comments total)
I was going to link this myself... legendary
posted by Pretty_Generic at 9:11 AM on June 3, 2004

These are great, thanks.
posted by muckster at 9:11 AM on June 3, 2004

wonderful images. more on Tarkovsky here, here and here
posted by matteo at 9:15 AM on June 3, 2004

wow, very nice. I hadn't seen these. I want more though.
posted by gravelshoes at 9:19 AM on June 3, 2004

Lovely, thanks!

gravelshoes, me too, I'll just have to buy the book.
posted by carter at 9:39 AM on June 3, 2004

Amazing pictures, thanks.
*adds self to list of purchasers*
posted by languagehat at 10:23 AM on June 3, 2004

Gorgeous. Here's a good Tarkovsky tribute site with lots of photos (not his), plus print images, including film posters, as well as diary excerpts.
posted by taz at 11:04 AM on June 3, 2004

I have a love/hate thing with his films, but I still find them, and him, and this link, very interesting. Thanks!
posted by jennyb at 11:10 AM on June 3, 2004

Thank you so much for these; I've gone and bought the book.

Interested parties who aren't already in the know should acquaint themselves with Walker Evans's Polaroids.
posted by e.e. coli at 11:28 AM on June 3, 2004

This is great -- thanks! And thanks to others for posting additional cool links. I know what I'll be doing this afternoon...
posted by scody at 11:30 AM on June 3, 2004

I've got to go against the evidently popular opinion here. Much as I admire Tarkovsky's work, these are just an almost-dozen of crappy polaroids. I see nothing special in them artistically, and they offer no insight into Tarkovsky's mind that I could find. Just a family album that somehow made its way onto web and into guardian...
posted by blindcarboncopy at 2:51 PM on June 3, 2004

Wow. The color.

I don't know what you are looking for in "art," bcc, but these are drop-dead gorgeous.
posted by rafter at 5:26 PM on June 3, 2004

Bootiful, jazzkat. They're just polaroids, but their composition and subjects and color and light/shadow make them incredible. They're all a bit blurry, but you'll get that with a simple camera, and it doesn't detract at all. Amzing stuff, really. I love Tarkovsky.
posted by Shane at 8:42 AM on June 4, 2004

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