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Gorgeous Polaroid Photos by ‘Solaris’ Director Andrei Tarkovsky

Russian filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky’s films — Solaris, Andrei Rublev, and Stalker among them — were renowned for the beauty of their imagery, so it comes as a bit of a surprise to learn that he was an aficionado of the Polaroid camera, a format not exactly known for its aesthetics. On the other hand, it’s no surprise at all to learn that Tarkovsky managed to use the medium to take photos often breathtaking in their loveliness and remarkably evocative of mood. Some of the Tarkovsky Polaroids were published back in 2006; now a Russian photo blog has digitized and presented the entire collection. Click through for a selection of our favorites.

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