Word OP! Tarkovsky's cinematography is one of the main things that drove me to become more interested in still photography (and actually artemyev's score for stalker did the same for electronic music/sound art, but that's a different story). Tarkovsky is the best of the best. And Stalker is the best thing he did. It's flawless. There are so many things I love about it. The fascination he has with decay and texture, and especially water. His absolute mastery of composition and of colour.The scene where they all fall asleep on the green boggy grass with all the pools of water, and there's the fire there, and then the dog appears. The leaning poles (crucifixes) when they first enter the zone. The sand pile room. The crazy high contrast b&w industrial landscapes at the start. And that's just visually...

Some his polaroids are available here riowang.blogspot.com/2010/06/tarkovskys-polaroids.html (sorry for the poor link the forum still wont let me do proper ones)