“One of photography’s functions is to help us remember what may not exist tomorrow. When you photograph with a film camera, you’re capturing heat in the form of light onto the emulsion. So when you hold a negative or slide made in the presence of your Mom, or your dog, or Marilyn Monroe, or a crowd of strangers, you have in your hands something that had been irrevocably transformed by the warmth of their living, breathing bodies. That piece of film is tangible evidence of their lives.”
– Nguan, interviewed by Justin Zhuang for ‘Dreams on Film’, Poskod.sg 2011.
I love polaroids for its instant captures; I love the idea that they encapsulate the person that I was at that point in time, and they capture a moment that’s gone forever, a single instance impossible to reproduce.