Philadelphia-based film photographer Brian Bruno tested the Lomo'Instant Square and sent back photos of bd! For one shoot, he collaborated with his friend and fellow artist Audrey Kitching. They were kind enough to sit down with us to offer a bit of insight into their process and how they liked our latest and greatest instant creation.
Brian, for those who may not know, can you tell us a bit about your background and your work?
I worked in the movie industry a couple of years ago and transitioned into more photography when I was gifted a Polaroid camera. I was taught analog photography all of my last year of high school so have always had love for film.
Audrey, we'd love also to learn more about yourself as an artist as well.
I run a metaphysical shop online, I paint and use self-expression to make my art. I live with my soul on display. My main inspiration is feelings.
When did you both begin working together, how was this collaboration born?
Brian: I asked Audrey to be in my upcoming Polaroid chocolate book and she said yes without hesitation and worked with her almost every week since.
What is it like having artists both in front of and behind the camera?
Audrey: It's the perfect fit. There is no room for ego, we both have a vision and let it melt together.
Brian: Audrey couldn't put it better.
How does using instant photography change the dynamic of a shoot?
Brian: I love the look of instant film so much and it's a one of kind and just having usable images at the end of the shoot is so nice being a film photographer.
What do you think of the Lomo’Instant Square as compared to other instant cameras you've used?
Brian: I never been a huge fan of Fuji instant cameras but I feel the Lomo’Instant Square has a bit of the older feel to classic instant cameras.
What do you like about the square format?
Audrey: I personally like it for the composition, it brings a balanced dynamic.
Brian: I like that is closer to the classic framing of Polaroid film
What advice would you give to your 15-year-old selves?
Audrey: Fitting in denotes a lack of courage.
Brian: Don't worry so much about the future just let it develop naturally.
To keep up with Brian's work, be sure to follow him on Instagram @brunoroids. You can also follow Audrey Kitching @akitching on Instagram, and be sure to check out her most awesome online store, Crystal Cactus!