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The landscape of our minds is littered with the memories of times gone by. When we dream, images emerge that are inspired by past experiences and other hidden forces. Blurred in meaning and rich in symbolism, these surreal recollections can depict the essence of a place or something much deeper. Fading Light embraces that spirit of the vague, symbolic and dreamy. Put simply, these photos can be interpreted as a series of snapshots taken on a road-trip through faded memories of the subconscious.

All of the photographs in Fading Light were created with a vintage Polaroid camera using a new generation of instant film that is both unpredictable and unstable. The experimental chemistry of this film makes for surreal images with unexpected variations in tone, color and texture. Additionally, the film's sensitivity to light and humidity causes its appearance to radically degrade over time. Consequently, this film seemed like the perfect medium for this series because the photos themselves are organic, subjective and fleeting…much like the memories in our mind.

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About the Author

Clay Lipsky
goclaygo Los Angeles, CA
Designer/Art Director/Photographer

Publish Date  November 09, 2010

Dimensions  Small Square  68 pgs Premium Paper, lustre finish

Category  Fine Art Photography

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ISO600

ISO600 says

HI! we're leading the 1°Italian Instant festival, in October in Milan. It will be very important and the first in europe to and in the contempoarry art day. we'll have shows, performance, conferences, workshops, the museum of polaroid cameras and also we'll have a space dedicated to publications on the instant photographyt.
If you want to be among the protagonists of this festival with your book. write to: info.polaroiders [at] gmail.com (set subjet: "iso600: pubblication-your name surname") to have more information.
Hope to hear soon from you,
Carmen

posted at 11:59am Jul 02 PST

kylewis1

kylewis1 says

Beautiful images and very apt. title!

posted at 06:13am Nov 17 PST

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