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April 12, 2006

Mike Slack's Polaroids

Michael Blowhard writes:

Dear Blowhards --

The web continues to divulge terrific visual talents. I recently loved spending time with the Polaroid photographs of a young, L.A.-based photographer, Mike Slack. Mike is a fan of Tarkovsky, Lynch, and Herzog, and it shows. But his work has its own distinctive qualities too. His shots are weird and disconcerting, but they're also approachable and open. And what a fab eye for color he has. (I also like the title of a book he made of the photographs: "OK OK OK.") Mike presents his photographs very cleverly here. Here's an interview with him, along with another large selection of his Polaroids. Nice passage:

Limitations are good. The 680 [Polaroid] camera, for example, forces me to pay closer attention to what immediately surrounds me, even if it's totally nondescript. I get into this headspace sometimes when even the most familiar, mundane objects seem utterly profound, and I think my best pictures capture that weird profoundness. It's almost like the camera has taught me how to look at things in this way...



posted by Michael at April 12, 2006


Michael, thanks for posting this; Slack's photos are a lot of fun.

I wonder if you've discovered I suspect you could romp and frolic there for hours.

Posted by: Will Duquette on April 14, 2006 12:32 PM

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