An introduction to a new feature: instant love
My addiction to instant photography started out when i was about 5 years old. My grandpa had a Polaroid one step and would take tons of photos with it. playing in the pool, coloring, digging in the yard we had a Polaroid picture for each occasion. Growing up without instant film was like losing a best friend and when i found out that Polaroid was no longer making instant film i truly felt like a huge part of my life had died.
So when the impossible project came on the scene i was super excited! they were going to make film for Polaroid cameras again! my only problem at the time was i didn't have a camera that was compatible with the film. (insert the biggest flea market/thrift store/yard sale search here) i went crazy looking for Polaroid cameras. it wasn't easy finding one. not only did we (my sister & i) find one but we found one with a pack of film still in it. i accidentally took it i smashed it against my sisters head and oops there went the flash and this picture popped out!
When Christmas came around my mom asked what would you like for Christmas. i paused i jokingly said an instax wide camera! i wasn't expecting her to actually get it for me! i was super surprised when i took it out of the box and the camera it self was the size of my face! my first picture came out black, I didn't have the right setting i took another one and it did its oh so familiar click buzzzzz shuffle print dance! i was so happy that i was able to have that back in my life that i got re obsessed with instant film! i had to buy some impossible project film and see what i could do with it! i haven't taken to many pictures with the impossible film because of the crazy weather we have been having.
Photography has always been important to me. there is something about capturing a moment that makes feel so amazing. Some photos will be amazing others will be utter failures. This is part of my art making journey and i am willing to share it with you. instant photography has always given me a way to express myself and my artistic view...well instantly! i plan to share my crazy photo shoot plans and the photographs hoping to inspire you to go instant!
(first photo from impossible film pack)ps. all photos are scanned polaroids
Peace & Love,