Sunday, 27 September 2009
Weekend Reading: The Polaroid Book
Taking a slight break from fashion, I thought it might be nice to share a few images from The Polaroid Book. It is actually a book which I had wanted to buy for quite some time, yet the opportunity had never really presented itself. Thankfully however I was recently able to do so, having found a lone copy wrapped in plastic, sat shivering behind copies of printed architectural folios. The book appeared to have be stashed away there for many months, and yet the chance reveal from a forgotten corner of a forgotten bookshop brought back all of its life and luster in a single magical moment.
The book contains a wide array of Polaroid photographs, from buildings to portraits to tricks of colour and light. Although the arrangement feels somewhat haphazard at times, the true beauty is one of inspiration. As is the way with any compilation of photography, each shot opens the door to a remarkable pathway for the mind. Yet what may start as a single pathway, swiftly opens into a sprawling network of thoughts and imaginings.
I think the beauty of photography is that the image itself simply opens one to possibility. It is the possibility of a whole new world of thought, a world as charming and alluring as one's imagination allows it to be. For the journey beyond the images is one left to the viewer to explore for themselves.
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