Here are two polaroids of one of my little shelf vignettes on le petit bateau. The shelf is right under a window, and I often marvel at the sunlight as it hits the display at different times of day. These polaroids were taken just before dusk.
I love how polaroids are so emotive. From a technical perspective they are often soft/out of focus, often under or over exposed, and so often marked by dust once they come out of the camera. And it's all these qualities that make the images on a polaroid so beautiful, raw and real. It's what I always strive for in my digital photography - imperfection.
You may have noticed already that I love including shots in my work that are a little soft, a little under exposed, a little dusty. This is because I try to capture the atmosphere, rather than the object itself. When I walk into a space that I am to photograph, the first thing I am touched by is the light and how it affects various corners of the room. I look for beautiful objects but I try to capture how these objects make me feel, not what they look like, or what they should look like. I like to create a story of images from a space that makes you, the viewer, feel as though you have walked through the space with me and by the time the story of images is complete, you have been touched by all that has inspired me too. You can see what the object or space is, but also how it makes you feel. That is always, always my goal - thank you for the inspiration, polaroid.