Dan Isaac Wallin has a love of Polaroid. He prefers to work with a simple SX-70 or 4x5” large format camera, using long expired Polaroid film. Wallin gently and carefully treats and mistreats the Polaroid film while it is developing, until he gets the soft ‘other-world’ look, that is the signature style of his work. His series mainly show outdoor motifs from the Swedish countryside. The colours and expressions change with the seasons, and behind these beautiful images there rests a serious, calm and poetic sensitivity. Wallin presents journeys from the places of childhood. His memories become dreamlike sequences; from the blue of Bohuslän to the black and white of Israel. Mystery cuts through the nostalgic imagery and awakens questions within the viewer.
Dan’s work is featured in Elbow Room Volume Three