Thereâ€™s good reason why weâ€™ve (collectively) become so obsessed with overlaying vintage filters onto digital photos: because real life is real enough. Weâ€™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 Rowlandâ€™s Polaroids for the â€˜Visionâ€™ column atÂ Ford Models have that faux-vintage romanticism. Or, in the case of this series of Maryna Linchuk, a faux-vintage sensuality.