There’s good reason why we’ve (collectively) become so obsessed with overlaying vintage filters onto digital photos: because real life is real enough. We’d prefer our records of it, our memories and mementos, to be romanticised. A photorealistic image shows everything, even the things we want to hide, while a scrappy, hazy, polaroid in its own imperfection masks our flaws. And fosters a belief in a golden age before our own.
Paul Rowland’s polaroids for the ‘Vision’ column at Ford Models have that faux-vintage romanticism. Or, in the case of this series of Maryna Linchuk, a faux-vintage sensuality.
You can view more Maryna Linchuk in polaroid form at the gallery above.