Inspired recently by several artsy-creative-OCD friends and colleagues — including James Tinnelly and Alex Fourier — plus the discovery with my children of a big stack of old Polaroids of friends and family, I caught the Polaroid-Instant-photography bug! Oh, I’ve got it bad…
Why instant-photography? Well, it’s definitely NOT because I want to harm the environment (I’ll recycle everything) and NOT because I’m turning away 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. But I guess I’m going for the “non-digital-one-chance-to-compose-and-crop-in-the-viewfinder” approach of instant photography, which is more a process of “making a picture” (as Ansel Adams said) than just taking one. And, of course, I’m visually, artistically drawn to the Polaroid-instant-analog film look-and-feel, softness, vignetting, light-leaks, aberrations, and colors.
So, this page will provide updates about my personal PolaProjects and collaborations with other instant-photographers, plus links to blog posts with new instant photographs. Here are links to posts and projects on this site, which are either PolaProjects or about instant photography in general:
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Instagram — instant photography from me and my insta-friends!
Twitter — instant-photography focused (pun intended).
Tumblr — instant photography focused; collaborations encouraged!
Pinterest — the instant-photography board on my personal profile.
SHOP — an online store to buy instant film, vintage and new instant cameras at Cameras+Films (launching on October 1, 2020)
Email info@PolaProjects.com to chat about instant photography!