Mikael's work is, to me, beautifully nostalgic and seems to portray an almost dreamlike world which he discusses further in the interview:
"But let me say this, in some ways I have no interest in reality, I am interested in a vision of a life, a dream I am having. That is how I see this work. The expired film that creates this feel is part of it, but it’s hard to say which came first, the film was what I had available and started using and it always felt right, so maybe I knew what I wanted from the beginning but am only now able to express it verbally." (http://www.tribemagazine.org/mikael.html)
Seeing others work always gives me that little push I sometimes need to produce more of my own - I may even spend the rest of the evening hunting down cheap polaroid film!
Here's some photographs I sourced from Mikael's website that I think sums up the atmosphere of his polaroid work. And don't think he is just a one trick pony, he does commercial work too and also uses other film types - you should check out his Still, Not Dead series he did in 2003 - captivating black and white imagery!
Images: All rights reserved © Mikael Kennedy. Do not use without the artist's permission.
Images sourced at http://mikaelkennedy.com (where you can see more of his amazing work!)