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Today, we’re featuring a beautiful fine art series from film photographer Nikos K. Kantarakias captured on Polaroid film. Here is more from Nikos about his series Do Polaroids Dream of Instant Cameras?…
Mystery at hand. Holding a piece of my mind. That is what I feel when I photograph with my inherited SX-70. Thoughts, dreams, feelings that sometimes cannot be expressed, found and photographed in my daily life. Yet instant photographs are autonomous from click to the appearance of the image. It feels like the camera, the film, interpret what your eyes see and what appears is what your soul feels looking at the world. I cannot convey you my idea, I can only show you what I see through my camera. With instant photographs even more almost what I feel. And this piece of magical photographic paper also carries these feelings trapped inside its plastic envelope and iconic frame.
“We can express our feelings regarding the world around us either by poetic or by descriptive means,” Tarkovsky said. Instant photography, what I try to do, is in itself both. A visual poetry.