The North American photographer Mikael Kennedy has an eye for capturing life on Polaroid film.

The Polaroid photographer Mikael Kennedy
New York City - JUL 26, 2013

The North American photographer Mikael Kennedy is widely known for his melancholic Polaroid images. Since the beginning of his career, Kennedy has been documenting his life, those that surround him and the places he has visited. An epic body of work that covers 13 years of his life and reveals his travels around the world.

The Polaroid photographer Mikael Kennedy

©Mikael Kennedy

His Polaroid images mostly show his fellow travellers, normally artists and musicians, seekers and free spirits that have shared their travels with him. But the landscape of those encounters and travel also has an important role in his work. His photographs convey the concept of home that expresses itself as an emotion or a sense of place rather than an actual physical location. They also show an epic journey, similar to Homer's odyssey, and the solitude it implies.

The Polaroid photographer Mikael Kennedy

©Mikael Kennedy

Each polaroid is unique and one of a kind. After the 13 year love affair he has had with the medium, he explains that for him, "they are art objects more than they are photographs. Like little paintings. Each one representing a moment in time, in a life, both which will never exist again. With the death of Polaroid it makes them that much more special, the photograph is present in the moment in which is was taken, we held that image in our hands, the dirt from our fingers is embedded in the object. It became part of that reality."

The Polaroid photographer Mikael Kennedy

©Mikael Kennedy

The Polaroid photographer Mikael Kennedy

©Mikael Kennedy

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