Sunday, December 18, 2016

Andrei Tarkovsky

I'm amazed by Andrei Tarkovsky's Polaroids. 

This blog post is a nice introduction to Tarkovsky and how he felt about his art.

I haven't seen any of his films...have you? What do you think? Do his Polaroids resonate with you?


















13 comments:

The Absolute Marxist said...

Slavoj Zizek often cites him... like in Stalker and Solaris

The Absolute Marxist said...

His photo's are very much like paintings by the Impressionists, they have a soft-focus quality that makes the image very dream-like.

Ducky's here said...

Tarkovsky can be demanding.

A good place to start is Ivan's Childhood which was released during a brief openness in Soviet film
under Khrushchev.

His films are very tightly framed and he sure did know how to use a camera.

Jen Brimmage said...

Thanks for the links, FJ. I'll check them out.

Jen Brimmage said...

Yes, very dreamy! I'm guessing that's one reason he loved Polaroid... those cameras were perfect for soft focus work.

Jen Brimmage said...

Hey Duck! I'll look for Ivan's Childhood online. I'll be curious to see if I enjoy his movies as much add I do his still photography.

Ducky's here said...

Merry Christmas, Jen.

Jen Brimmage said...

Merry Christmas Ducky. I hope you have a peaceful day!

Thersites said...

Merry Christmas Jen & mr. ducky!

Jen Brimmage said...

Merry Christmas FJ!

-FJ said...

Happy New Year, Jen!

Jen Brimmage said...

Happy New Year FJ!! That video made me tear up. :)

-FJ said...

Bon Jovi out did himself for New Years. :)