As a breather from all the bad news and sad scenes that’s been in the media lately, TIME.com published a slideshow of some of their most uplifting staff photos to remind us that there will be better days and that they are something to look forward to—hopefully with a camera in hand!
What makes us grin, smile, belly-laugh? There are myriad triggers, of course, ranging from the sweet and the lighthearted to the dark and (occasionally) the deeply twisted. Here, as a visual antidote to the seemingly endless litany of bad news we’ve all endured over the past several months, TIME ’s photo editors offer a selection of iconic, sunny, jubilant pictures from across the decades.
Cody Bratt is one of a kind photographer who fell in love with instant photography early on. Working with a Polaroid camera certainly shaped his photographic style and allowed him to capture the pure essence of photography- both heart and soul.
UK based photographer Andrea Zvadova took the Lomo'Instant Wide out to the streets of London and used it to take a series of gloriously sinister double exposures showing London as a futuristic landscape
A long-time fan of plastic cameras, Argentinean writer and photographer Lorraine Healy is the author of “Tricks With A Plastic Wonder,” a manual for achieving better results with a Holga camera. In this article, Healy writes about experimenting with different ways to get multiple exposures with different cameras.