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Instant Light Tarkovsky Polaroids Paperback – 20 Mar 2006
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"* 'One of the most beautiful books of the year' - Time Out * '[These photos] match the rapturous visuals and spiritual intensity of Tarkovsky's films... [they] capture eternity in a moment' - Vertigo"
Newly available in paperback, this beautifully produced album is composed of sixty polaroid photographs drawn from a pool of about 200 taken by the great Russian film director in Russia and Italy between 1979 and 1984. The selection was made by Tarkovskys son and the renowned Italian photographer Giovanni Chiaramonte.See all Product description
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Tarkovsky amazing Polaroids are Images being re-born from his memory of past Time and being found again; these are images being born inside: reality plus poetic motives is the intimate reality of all of us.
Not just "reproducing" an image of nature or of a simple room, but making visible those "interior images" where poetry is created. Creating the symphony of forms and colors richness, all variations became possible, and also revelations , being the main one that the artist should just let be transported by the large current, without reproducing just what is visible but rendering visible that which not always is.
Tarkovsky was always forced to stop the flew of time in its dramatic race towards The end, but in this Polaroids he could felt and give the Beauty of life in just an awareness of fleeting glances. He was conscious of the arrival of its own end : cutting Time was his most desperate passion.
I would like to add what Giovanni Chiaramonte says, also publisher of this book (pag,128)":The unbroken moment that comes to life within the images of Andrei Tarkovsky's films and his Polaroid photographs is transfigured and becomes an unbroken moment of contemplation for more of us who look at them, making every image become a part of our lives, a memory of our own personal experience".
The amount of perfection summarized in this extraordinary edition, makes of this little unpretentious book a small jewel specially for the many admirers of Andrey Tarkovsky's films, life, writings, and future influences. If by chance, you are not yet one of them, this book will make you start admiring and loving him.
It contains 62 Polaroid photos by Andrey Tarkovsky made in Russia and Italy from 1979 to 1983.
Tarkovsky wrote: "The image is not a certain meaning expressed by the director, but entire world reflected as in a drop of water".
The photos are working for the viewer - it's like returning into the world of Zerkalo (Mirror), Nostalgia and Sacrifice.
High quality paper and printing. I can only wish for one thing - if these photos were made a little bit bigger on the pages of the book.