One Year In Europe
Igor Arume, graphic design student from Brasil, brings us his view of Europe in one year on a polaroid camera ( polaroid land 660 with Impossible PX 680 insta film).
Something I really like about the Polaroids is how ephemeral they are, after you press the shutter button from the camera you can’t really predict what’s gonna be the result. It’s really a surprise. And after some days the photo can still change. I really don’t know how they will look like after some years.
Brno and Prague, Czech Republic
The polaroids are also a record of the place I took them, for example, some of my photos are really bluish because of the low temperature in that moment. I find this really interesting and I don’t think a digital photo can give me this testimony.
I think the polaroids carry a sentimental connection for me, if I wanted a technically perfect photo I would use a digital camera. What I find special about the polaroids is that it makes me choose carefully the moment I will take the photo, the subject, the framework, while in the digital camera I can take hundreds of photos and easily erase them. I’m sure most of those digital pics I took with my digital camera will not cross the barrier between the digital world to the tangible world.
Some people observed that I practically don’t have people on my photos. I really don’t know the reason, maybe because I like to portray more the architecture of the place but maybe you can give your opinion about that, I would love to hear from you what you think about it.
Now I’m working on a personal project to print those polaroids as a photobook using a risograph duplicator. Risography is a relatively cheap printing technique that adds some interesting interferences to the final result, making each print unique. Since you can’t predict the final result of your polaroid and you have to embrace the “imperfections” and happy accidents, printing a polaroid in a risograph is like taking the unpredictableness further, making a image going through an imperfection generator process twice.
You can see more of Igor’s works HERE