perjantai 29. elokuuta 2014

Polina Washington


Polina Washington singahti sekunneissa lempivalokuvaajieni joukkoon Aëla Labbén, Alison Scarpullan, Ellen Rogersin, Laura Makabreskun, Misma Andrewsin ja  Katie Eleanorin rinnalle. Kaikkien näiden analogisesti valokuvaavien naisten valokuvat huokuvat tiettyä synkkää ja satumaista tunnelmaa, jota rakastan, ja joka kiehtoo minua äärimmäisen paljon. Polinan valokuvaprinttejä voi ostaa täältä (taidanpa ostaa itselleni yhden joululahjaksi) ja häntä voi myös seurata instagramissa.

(All photos © Polina Washington, used with permission) 

Within seconds Polina Washington became one of my absolute favorite photographers alongside Aëla Labbé, Alison Scarpulla, Ellen Rogers, Laura Makabresku, Misma Andrews and Katie Eleanor. All these women's analogical photographs have that dark and fairytalish atmosphere that I love and am intrigued by so so much. Meghan MacRae has said this about Polina and her art: "In 1975, Kodak created the first digital camera, but never put it into production for fear that it would impact their film sales. In 2012, Kodak is gone and digital photography is an established medium, but there is a virtuosity to film photography that draws me in. Polina Washington, a photographer in St. Petersburg, Russia, captures her images to this elusive cellulose surface, layering and splicing in the old way. The result is a story told in forest and face, images that haunt and enchant the viewer with their fog and texture. Human faces overlay their natural habitat, visages and hands emerging from tree bark, tangled branches and snowy floors. There is a strong element of nature worship and occult power in her images, a reminder that we will soon return to the dark earth and share our molecules with the universe...Check out Polina Washington’s handcrafted pictures, and think of the patience and delicate handling that each of these images needed to exist…”. You can buy Polina's photography prints here (I'm thinking of getting myself one as a Christmas present) and/or follow her on instagram too.

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