Note: The companion YouTube video can be found at the bottom of this post.
Here’s a short video tour of my recent photo exhibition, “From Our Windows: Polaroids by David Firman,” held at the Winnipeg Architectural Foundation (WAF) in Winnipeg, April-May 2022.
I hope you enjoy the show (of course) but the primary purpose of this video is show how I used the techniques described in my previous post and video, “Presenting Polaroids Part 4: Framing the Icon.”
“From Our Windows” is a personal story of life contained within four walls. Set during the early days of COVID-19, the story explores the relationship of sanctuary to the now-viral world outside, separated yet connected through thin sheets of glass. In the late 1970s, photographer André Kertész was living a parallel narrative. Old age and isolation—his wife had recently passed—left him looking through the window of his New York apartment, a story he told through Polaroid pictures and his 1981 book, “From My Window”. Separated from Kertész’s by forty years, I see my work as a synchronous search for beauty in the face of loss.
For a closer look at the photos or to purchase the companion book, “From Our Windows,” head over to my website: www.firmangallery.com.
9 ¾” x 9 ¾” (25 x 25cm) Sannahed frame from Ikea https://www.ikea.com/ca/en/
12” x 12” Studio Décor Fundamentals Display Case from Michaels https://canada.michaels.com/en/Home-Show
Winnipeg Architecture Foundation: https://www.winnipegarchitecture.ca
More From Me:
Check out my SX-70 YouTube videos at https://www.youtube.com/c/WalkClickMake
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