Liquid Polaroids

  • Luís Miguel Flora Jacinto (Student)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


My final project seeks to explore the materialization of photography and its manipulation, the criation of images relegating the photografic camera. Using instant photography, essencially Polaroids, a series of image manipulation experiments are executed, in order to infer a material character to the images and to represent the passage of time and memory, creating a self representative body of work, where both abstract and representative images are put together. The work is inspired on Lucas Samaras’s artistic practices in “Photo-Transformation” (1973-76), on Koichiro Kojima, Daido Moriyama and Daisuke Yokota’s work methodologies and also on Japanese authoral photography, where a relationship between watcher (“self”) and watched (“other”) is created, by inserting the photographer him/herself inside the picture’s scenery in such a manner as to create a narrative from the photographer’s private life.
Date of Award27 Feb 2023
Original languagePortuguese
Awarding Institution
  • Universidade Católica Portuguesa
SupervisorCarlos Lobo (Supervisor)


  • Polaroid
  • Materiality
  • Self representative
  • Memory
  • Time


  • Mestrado em Fotografia

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