Russian filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky is no ordinary household name in cinema -- he is known to be the last pioneer and real inventor among everyone before him. The famed Ingmar Bergrman would describe him as "the one who invented a new language, true to the nature of film, as it captures life as a reflection, life as a dream".
The filmmaker is known for his exploration on memory, childhood and dreams, everything that is the antithesis of Hollywood cinema. To Tarkovsky, film was all about life. Such of his acclaimed films are "Solaris", "The Mirror", "Andrei Rublev", and "Stalker".
But amidst all his prolific and grandeur image in cinema, he manifests his love and passion for the sublime through instant photography.
In the book "Instant Light: Tarkovsky Polaroids and Sculpting in Time" shows off his rare instant photos. Many of his images are akin to his cinematography -- most are taken with watchful eye as he carefully shoots the Russian and Italian landscapes through sunlight and shadows, as well as his intimate moments with his family.
The photographs only strengthens evidence on Tarkovsky's eye for subtle beauty, from flowers, huge fields, streetscapes, portraits and still life.
Images are sourced from Gwarlingo.