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Tarkovsky's Polaroids
posted by jazzkat11 (15 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

It should be a crime to only publish these in 300x300 pixels. If that, considering the polaroid "shell" is part of the graphic.

Please tell me I'm missing the "view full" option.
posted by skallas at 10:51 PM on June 3, 2004

I guess thats how they get you to buy the book.
posted by skallas at 10:52 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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