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Argentinian-born photographer, Diego Uchitel, is known for his romantic and painterly fashion, celebrity and landscape compositions. With his work frequenting the pages of high-end magazines such as Rolling Stone and Vanity Fair, his snapshot creds include faces like John Travolta, Bette Midler and Diane von Furstenberg. And with his new book, you get to put your own eye up to the lens and experience over 240 lost, but not forgotten, moments of his incredible career.
“From the moment my father gave me my first camera at the age of nine, I was fascinated by what the camera saw that I did not.” – Diego Uchitel
The photos, which are reproduced in their original condition, allow you to see traces of tape, fingerprints and torn edges, giving you an inside look to the genuine and detailed passion of his craft. Having used polaroids from 1982 until 2006, this book is a collection of Uchitel’s favorite shots, both personal and professional, ranging from fashion designers to celebrities to striking landscapes.
With popular apps like Instagram and Hipstamatic, everyone loves a good polaroid look to their favorite pictures. Giving them a vintage and worn look somehow gives photos a little more life, something Uchitel strongly agrees with. “Spontaneous by nature and distinct in palette, the Polaroid medium has arguably had the single largest influence on my career and to be able to capture that impassioned relationship in this book has been a lifelong dream,” said Uchitel.
And with some of the book’s shots taken directly from Uchitel’s 20-by-60 foot wall of polaroids in his New York home, you’re guaranteed to bring a little bit of his life in to your own.
Diego Uchitel: Polaroids will be available through select retailers in late Fall 2012 for a retail price of $50. Also be sure to stop by Milk Studios on December 4, 2012 for an exhibition of the entire wall of polaroids that inspired the book.