Yet very different from Polaroid chemicals, Fuji Instax still leave a space for manipulation.
Sometimes we get the really cool pics with more or less expected results. But sometimes it goes the wrong way. For example, the Instax paper is stuck inside the Instant Back and then pulled out with the other paper, sometimes the result is overexposed, sometimes the chemicals that trigger the development process are not rolled evenly (usually it happens when the sheet is rolled out of the back), sometimes we can develop it in the fridge (to get cold colors) or holding it in front of the yellow or other trippy light (to get warm colors) or just heating it a bit when developing. All those unconventional attempts leads to really surprising and (sometimes) interesting results.
Herein attached some irregular results rolled out of my instant back – have fun watching, would be fun if you could share some of yours – I am sure you have a few in your pocket :)
Instant film photographer Elisabeth Gatterburg shies away from the typical splashes of the Warholian palette in instant photography and opts for a more classic, refined aesthetic found in vintage magazines and catalog using the Lomo'Instant Wide and the Fujifilm Monochrome Instax Wide Film.
Daniel Arnold may just be one of the most important names in contemporary street photography. Known for his raw takes on New York City life, he leaves no detail glamorized and allows himself to get into their personal space -- a task only for the fearless shooters in the concrete jungle.
LomoAmigo B.A. Van Sise hates paperwork and goes out of his way to avoid it. That's how he came up with a very special concept for the series he shot with the Diana Instant Square for us. He calls it, ironically, "Paper + Work".
Portrait photographer Brock Sanders has always been interested in film photography since a very young age. He experimented with the Diana F+, and speaks of the way using a different camera and ratio changed the shooting process + tips for new photographers.
Colors mean differently for all walks of life. For this week we have coquelicot, a bright red named from the wild corn poppy. Lomography tries to understand the meaning of each complex color found in the gradient and what it means for most of us photographers.
They say it's a small world, but our critter friends beg to differ. From an ant's point of view, the world is vast and overwhelming. Lomography's Fisheye No. 2 mimics this unique angle for a fresher photographic perspective.
Introducing Lomography's latest limited edition film, the B&W 400 35 mm Berlin Kino film! Originally used to make black and white films, this film provides timeless photos with sublime shades of gray worthy of the movies! Preorder yours before it's too late!
Raymond Chin is a fashion and portrait photographer from Hong Kong. In this digital age, he still chooses to work solely on film, lending a nostalgic, poetic quality to his enigmatic images. We're proud to welcome him as one of our TEN AND ONE Awards Judges for this year.
Luca's passion for photography brought her from Austria to NYC, made her Fashion & Fine Art Wedding Photographer, Art Director and founder of a print magazine. Her story reads like a modern fairy tale. Though, she likes to tell different stories with her photographs and we can't stop listening. Meet our new TEN AND ONE AWARDS judge!