What started as a personal journey of instant photography became something much bigger, after I discovered and became part of the worldwide community of engineers, enthusiasts, creators, and artists…
Why instant-photography? Well, it’s definitely NOT to harm the environment or to turn away (completely) from digital photography. It’s just that Digital is more about making the “capture” and editing your images afterward, which is great for everyday snaps and street photography, or studio/commercial work.
The “one-chance-to-compose-and-crop-in-the-viewfinder” approach of instant photography is more a process of “making a picture” (as Ansel Adams said) than just taking one a la digital. And, of course, the Polaroid-instant-analog film look-and-feel is wonderful: softness, vignetting, light-leaks, aberrations, and colors. Oh, and those beautiful disasters when instant film gets jammed in the camera on the way out are awesome!
Now, I’m into ALL things related to instant photography — news, history, brands, people, new/old cameras/films, hacks, mods, add-ons, techniques — so much that I launched a group for it on Facebook called:
Instant Photography: Gods, Mods & Bods.
If you like or love instant photography, please join us!
Instant Photo Project / LINKS
Our “Manifesto” explaining the group name and mission
Online Community & Forum [coming soon…]
Instagram: Instant Photo Project / Gods, Mods & Bods
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com
Shop Instant Photography Cameras+Films+Extras:
> Direct: Buy from Polaroid
> Online Store: Buy from Cameras+Films
Transparency & Disclosure: The Instant Photo Project and the group/forum “Gods, Mods & Bods” are hosted and maintained by —