The instant camera is the first camera I’ve owned, a Kodak offered by my parents when I was 8 or 9 years old. Magic is what I felt when I saw my images coming out on the spot and for an obviously impatient child, it was a very attractive approach to photography.
Today immediacy has become the norm thanks to digital, but the magic of Polaroid remains unique in my eyes because of its colors that make the photos chimerical and sometimes random rendering that can surpass the expected result.
It is thanks to an obsolete Polaroid camera Landcamera 180 (bellows device) and especially the beautiful Polaroid 669 and 679 films, that do not exist any more that all these images were made during trips more or less exotic.
Landscapes of sea, countryside, mountain where I was sometimes alone sometimes accompanied who have in common a solitude and a poetry that seized me on the moment. We feel life by the wind blowing in the wheat and foliage, the sound of the waves we imagine but not the human presence that was there shortly before and that will surely return. During the few seconds necessary for the shooting, the sight is only for me, and I revel in this moment.
Marion Barat – Polaroid 180
February 15 to 17
Atelier Shoot Again
15 rue Sainte Marthe